The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
St. Joseph Traveler-Herald (St. Joseph, MI), Saturday, 9 December 1882

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"The steam barge R. G. Peters, which lay in this port and near Brown's ice-house, on the canal, a portion of last week, and left last Friday with the barge A. W. Luckey in tow, for Manistee, took fire and was burned some twenty-five miles off Milwaukee about 2 o'clock Saturday morning. Her Captain and entire crew of thirteen hands perished with the boat. The tow Luckey parted with the burning steamer and was carried along with the heavy gale, which was blowing at the time, toward Chicago, into which port she was towed in safety [sic] Saturday afternoon. All but one of the crew hailed from Manistee. The First Mate, Capt. John Larson, who resided in Milwaukee, had been wrecked five times, each previous time coming safely through. He leaves a wife and two children."

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Saturday, 9 December 1882
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Robert C. Myers
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St. Joseph Traveler-Herald (St. Joseph, MI), Saturday, 9 December 1882