The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
St. Joseph Traveler-Herald (St. Joseph, MI), Saturday, 15 April 1882


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The Milwaukee Sentinel says: "The propeller Michigan, Capt. Prindeville, arrived Friday from Grand Haven. Captain Prindeville says in regard to the accident to the propeller G. J. Truesdell, mentioned in the Sentinel's dispatches from Grand Haven, Friday, that he sighted the Truesdell when about thirty miles west of Grand Haven rolling helplessly in the trough of the sea, which was running very high from the southeast; her smokestack was gone, and she seemed momentarily on the verge of foundering. The Michigan was run alongside and a line thrown the unfortunate vessel, and she was towed to Grand Haven after much difficulty. It appears that the Truesdell was bound from Chicago to Muskegon in light trim, and was caught in the southeast gale on Wednesday night. She made very bad weather of it, and fairly shifted her boiler and lost her smoke stack overboard, rendering her completely helpless. Her lifeboats and a portion of her cabin was washed overboard by the immense seas which constantly broke over her. Captain Prindeville says that the Truesdell was short-handed, and her master had his arm broken."


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Item Type:
Clippings
Date of Original:
Saturday, 15 April 1882
Local identifier:
GLN.5021
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
Robert C. Myers
Copyright Statement:
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
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St. Joseph Traveler-Herald (St. Joseph, MI), Saturday, 15 April 1882