CREW OF 14 SAFE
Tug Recently Purchased by Reid Co. Sinks Near So. Bay
Special to the Free Press
Port Huron, Mich, June 13. - Robert Reid, manager of the Reid Wrecking and Towing company, Sarnia, received word Thursday morning that the company's tug Salvor foundered Tuesday night, near South Bay, Manitoulin Island, Lake Huron and is a total loss. The Salvor was to have met the tug Sarnia City, another Reid tug, at French River, where they were to start their first log raft for Sarnia. The crew was landed in safety, and aside from a drenching, experienced little inconvenience. The Salvor formerly was the George H. Parker, and was an old-time river tug.
The Salvor was purchased recently in Port Arthur, Ont., by the Reid Wrecking and Towing Co. and cleared from Port Huron Sunday night on her first trip under the new ownership to bring a raft from Georgian Bay to Sarnia. The tug was 135 feet long and valued at $35,000.
Captain Barney Morgan, of Bay City, was in command, and the crew consisted of 14 men, none of them from Port Huron. The crew is expected here some time this week.