Capt. Thomas Henner, master of the steamship IRON DUKE, complains that the light-keeper at Passage Island did not sound the fog signal on the night of the 19th while a heavy fog was prevailing.
There is so little traffic in Chicago creek, it is said, that the bridge tenders have time to sleep while on duty. On Tuesday, however, a tug captain wishing to take his boat through the draw of the Ashland avenue bridge was unable to arouse the slumbering bridge sentry. The captain ordered part of his crew to man the bridge levers, and as the tug passed through the draw she picked up the men from the abutment and left the bridge open. The captain has been arrested for malicious mischief.
Saturday, October 10, 1885