The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Why her Tow was Cast Adrift
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Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH), 17 Aug 1885, p. 7


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WHY HER TOW WAS CAST ADRIFT.

CHICAGO.Ill,. Aug. 16.--[Special.] -- Captain Dan Mallory of the steam barge Arthur Edwards explained why he cast his tow adrift. He was coming up the lake before a lively norther and suddenly came upon the steamer city of Milwaukee, headed almost due west. As he would have to cross the bows of the Golden Age if she kept that course, she was brought up about due north. She was hardly righted when the captain heard the crash and the steamer was hidden from view by a cloud of steam. Mallory sounded the signal to warn consorts. Going cast them adrift, and an instant later, the Edwards, heading down the lake in the direction of the City of Milwaukee, the latter being completely disabled by the breakage of her walking beam, and was rolling and pitching helplessly, while men and women carrying parcels, life preservers and articles of dress were moving around the decks. The steam barge headed close up to the steamer, the latter's towline was secured and a start was made for Milwaukee. The passengers were too frightened to return to their berths, and the timely appearance of the Edwards and Captain Malloy's [sic] prompt action in going to the rescue prevented a panic aboard the Milwaukee.


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Date of Publication:
17 Aug 1885
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English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.0819015420778 Longitude: -87.2774303125
  • Wisconsin, United States
    Latitude: 43.0389 Longitude: -87.90647
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Why her Tow was Cast Adrift