The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
St. Joseph Daily Press (St. Joseph, MI), Friday, 20 Oct. 1905

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Schooner Goes Down
Kate Lyons Founders at Holland While Trying to Make the Entrance to That Harbor. No Lives Lost.
Special to the Press.

Holland, Mich., Oct. 20: - After being in commission for 20 years and under the command of the owner, Capt. Oscar Henderson of Chicago, noted as one of the best sailors that ever navigated Lake Michigan, the schooner Kate Lyons cleared from St. Joseph yesterday afternoon bound for Manistee, foundered in a fierce northwest gale near the government piers failing to make harbor at Holland, Michigan at an early hour this morning. The disabled craft after losing all its canvas was carried out toward the beach north of the piers, where the crew made their escape from the wrecked vessel by walking jibboom from main deck to an outer point of the pier which was engulfed at the time by the raging sea. An instant later Henderson with his crew of three men were safe on shore.

They were cared for by the life saving crew and almost dead with exhaustion at the time of their escape to the pier and were revived by heroic means.

The steamer [sic] after pounding on the bar at the mouth of the harbor went to pieces.

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St. Joseph Daily Press (St. Joseph, MI), Friday, 20 Oct. 1905