The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
S. C. Reynolds (Propeller), 20 Oct 1906

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      Steamer Is in Trouble on Erie - Ashtabula Lifesavers Unable to Overtake It - Gale is Subsiding
      Latest reports indicate a subsidence of the gale on the lakes. No fatalities and no additional mishaps are chronicled, though the lifesavers at Ashtabula had a long pull yesterday, in answer to distress signals by a small steamer bound down Lake Erie.
      Accompanied by the tug WILLIAM D., the lifesavers made a run of ten miles out in the lake, but discovered that the steamer was leaving them behind. They gave up the chase and were brought back by the tug, soaked and quite exhausted from their long pull in the heavy sea. The identity of the
steamer was not learned.
      Detroit Free Press
      October 20, 1906

      Joke Is on Lifesavers - Mistook Anchor Fleet Flag For Distress Signal
      Erie, October 26. - It was the fleet flag of the Anchor line flying at the forepeak of the steamer S.C. REYNOLDS, recently chartered by that company, which was mistaken yesterday for a distress signal by the lifesaving crew at Ashtabula. When the REYNOLDS arrived here today, Capt. Herrick reported at the custom house that he had been chased by the tug and life-savers while passing Ashtabula, but as there was nobody on his steamer who seemed to need saving, he had kept his ship on its course for this port.
      Detroit Free Press
      October 21, 1906

      Marine men here are so devoid of humor that they fail to see the point of the "joke" played on the Ashtabula lifesavers by the master of the steamer REYNOLDS, who let them row ten miles after him, thinking the ensign on the REYNOLDS was a distress signal.
      Detroit Free Press
      October 28, 1906

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S. C. Reynolds (Propeller), 20 Oct 1906