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Shores (1909). Foundered somewhere off Whitefish Point with all
hands, 14 lives lost, upbound for Duluth, Minnesota.
(1900). Bound Two Harbors for Conneaut, OH, she was lost from tow of
the steamer M.M DRAKE (qv) and foundered off Stannard Rock, 35 miles
from the mainland. DRAKE stood by and picked up her crew with great
B. (1922). Sunk in a collision with propeller QUINCY A. SHAW in
thick fog two miles off Two Harbors. She was in tow of the propeller
(1891). Upbound, tow of steamer S.S. WILHELM. Broke towline and went
to pieces an hour later, 20 miles off Deer Park, Michigan. Seven crew
abandoned her in her lifeboat, but five were lost when it capsized near
shore. Went down in 180 feet of water at about 3:00 a.m. outbound from
Soo. The new vessel was a total loss of about $37,000.
(1905). A wooden hulled bulk freighter, she was a freight-carrying steamship
that towed schooner-barges. Driven off course in a late spring snow
storm, the vessel was flung on a reef which now marks the edge of the
Silver Bay Harbor. The 15 man crew pulled away from the vessel moments
before it broke up.
(1916). While trying to avoid the deadly Sawtooth Reef near Eagle Harbor,
Michigan, in huge waves and a blizzard, she broke her back and drifted
onto the reef anyway where she sank.
(1901). Caught fire six miles northwest of Portage Ship Canal entry
and beached near Red Ridge Michigan. Four lives lost.
Foundered in storm at the mouth of Beaver River, Minnesota.
(1884). Sunk by ice seven miles off Grand Island, bound for Port Arthur.
(1953). Foundered 15 miles S of Isle Royale light station. 17 lives
lost. 16 lives saved by vessels, WILFRED SYKES, JOSEPH H. THOMPSON,
D.M. CLEMSON, D.G. KEER, WILLIAM E. COVEY & HOCHELAGA.
(1899). In tow of propeller A. FOLSOM, along with schooner barge MARY
B. MITCHELL, foundered during a 55 m.p.h. gale off Grand Marais, Michigan.
The captain was the only survivor; his wife and child perished along
with the crew when the schooner went to the bottom with the yawl and
its occupants still in its davits.
(1921). Broke her tow line in a storm four miles west northwest of Whitefish
(1926). Was on trials after a conversion to gas engine from steam when
she foundered off Knife River. Her three man crew was picked up by the
tug EDNA G.
(1905). She was rammed amidships and almost cut in two by the steel
steamer HARVARD. HARVARD stayed in the hole she had caused until PALMER's
crew made it aboard, then backed away, allowing PALMER to sink like
a brick. The collision, which occurred in heavy fog, had jammed PALMERs
whistle, which blew until she settled. The accident occurred off Stannard
(1928). Foundered in a storm off Huron Islands. Some speculation was
that she struck an ice floe.
(1926). Burned in Amethys Harbor Ontario.
(1919). Foundered five miles from Passage Island, upbound for Port Arthur,
(1933). Struck Rock of Ages Reef, Isle Royale, Michigan. Upbound for
Fort William, Ontario.
(1860). Drove ashore in a heavy fog and later destroyed by a storm on
Huron shoals. Passengers and crew were able to make it to shore by small
boat before a storm arose and pounded her to pieces. They were later
picked up by the steamer FOUNTAIN CITY. She had a crew of 35.
McRae (1888). In tow of the tug BRUNO after dark, she stove in her
bow planking in collision with an ice sheet 10 miles off Thunder Cape
light and sank.
(1868). She was driven into the shallows surrounding Au Sable Point
and broke up. She had been bound Marquette for Lake Erie.
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