The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Kenosha Courier (Kenosha, WI), Thursday, April 12, 1928

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23 Autos Slip Into the Lake
Freighter Sultana Puts Into Kenosha Harbor After Battle in Storm.

Weathering a severe storm that stood them on their beams ends most of the time, and swept 23 automobiles into the water, two steamers reached port Sunday night from Detroit and opened navigation from the lower lakes.One of the boats, the Sultana, put into Kenosha harbor early this morning and members of the crew related their experience with the storm. Lost overboard were Detroit made machines, 23 automobiles loaded in that city for delivery in Milwaukee and Chicago. The Sultana left Kenosha early this afternoon on its way to Chicago.

Battle 60-mile Gale

A 60-mile gale lashed the steamers Sultana and Progress, of the Nicholson Universal Steamship Company, as the made their way slowly from Detroit to Milwaukee 300 Automobiles on board. The cargo was consign to Chicago and Milwaukee.

Captain William MacDougall, of the Sultana, described the trip which started Friday night as a memorable voyage. The gale hit the two steamers after the left the fields of slush and ice at White Shoals and headed for the Wisconsin shore. One by one 23 new automobiles slid from the decks of the Sultana as the wind lashed high waves over the steamer. The Progress lost none of its cargo.

The steamer reached Milwaukee late Sunday night undamaged dispite the rough weather. The Progress continued to Chicago.

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Richard Palmer
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Kenosha Courier (Kenosha, WI), Thursday, April 12, 1928