Douglas Houghton (Propeller), U157552, 3 Aug 1910
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CAPTAIN'S REVOLVER QUELLS MUTINY ON PLEASURE VOYAGE.
Trouble Starts When Deckhand Peeps Into Cabin Of Fair Passenger On Steel Trust Boat.
Chicago, Aug. 4. - During a special trip from Duluth to Garry, Ind., with five young women relatives of officers of the United States Steel Corporation on board, the crew of the ore steamer DOUGLAS S. HOUGHTON, mutinied early yesterday off the Chicago harbor, it was learned today, and it took Capt. John Parke one hour with a revolver to quell the mutineers.
It is said that the mutiny started because a deck hand had been locked in the ship's brig, for peeping into a cabin window at the woman passengers.
A two weeks' trip was all but over when the crew, led by Peter Peterson, freed the prisoner and mutinied. The sailors later said they rebelled because extra pay had been withheld.
The young women, Cecilia Kirk, Cleo McClusky, Louise Maxwell, Edith Anderson and Mrs. Louise Maxwell, flew to their cabins and remained there in terror until Capt. Parke with levelled weapon, had forced the less obstreperous sailors to lock up the ringleaders and clear away the broken furniture.
Buffalo Evening News
August 4, 1910
Steam screw DOUGLAS HOUGHTON. U. S. No. 157552. Of 5332 gross tons; 4034 tons net. Built Cleveland, Ohio, 1899. Home port, Duluth, Minn. 456.0 x 50.0 x 24.2
Merchant Vessel List, U. S. 1900
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