THREE ANCIENT LAKE SHIPS SINK IN GALE ON ATLANTIC.
According to advices from Detroit, C. A. Chamberlain, the well known vessel agent of that place, has just received news of the loss of three old-time lake vessels in a gale off Sable Island on the Atlantic coast, a few nights ago. They were the steamer GETTYSBURG and the barges ARENAC and ALEXANDER ANDERSON, which were sold to coast parties last spring.
The vessels had cargoes of pulpwood loaded at Chatham, N. B, to be delivered at Portland, Me. They were caught in a bad gale a few after arriving on the Atlantic and all foundered, but the crew were rescued by the steamer SAGAMORE and taken to Boston.
The three vessels were extensively repaired before leaving the lakes a few weeks ago, and they were thought to be seaworthy.
The GETTYSBURG was of 837 gross tons, 208.6 feet long,35.6 feet beam and 14.6 feet deep. She was built at Trenton, Mich., in 1887, and rebuilt at Marine City last spring. The ALEXANDER ANDERSON of 738 gross tons, 193 feet long,37.2 feet beam and 13,7 feet deep, was built at Marine City in 1892. The ARENAC of 521 tons gross, 178.6 feet long, 34.5 feet beam, and 12.7 feet deep, was built in 1888
Buffalo Daily Courier
October 8, 1916
TWO BOATS REPORTED LOST ARE REPORTED SAFE IN PORT.
Cleveland, Oct. 10. - Capt. Robert Pringle, of the Pringle Barge Co., yesterday received a dispatch from L. J. Bernier of New York, stating that the steamer GETTYSBURG and barge ARENAC, which were reported lost in the storm on the coast last week, were in port. The barge ALEXANDER ANDERSON, which the GETTYSBURG had in tow with the ARENAC, is a total loss.
The three boats were caught in a heavy blow off Nova Scotia and the crews were taken off the two barges. The GETTYSBURG put into Yarnmouth, N. S., and later proceeded to Portland. A United States revenue cutter picked the ARENAC up and took her to Bockland, Me. She is pretty badly damaged.
Buffalo Daily Courier
October 11, 1916
GETTYSBURG.* Built 1887 Bulk Propeller - Wood
U. S. No. 85957 1358 gt - 1082 nt 208.6' x 37.1' x 21,6'
Taken to coast in 1915.
* renamed (b) BARNSTABLE - US - 1916
Foundered off Tybee Light, Georgia, September 13, 1919.
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