The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
St. Joseph Herald-Press (St. Joseph, MI), Monday, 28 June 1937

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The motor fish tug "Isabell H.," owned by John Mollhagen, was sunk at its dock near the Highway bridge early Sunday morning.

The fish tug was crushed by the tanker "Comet," which was turning in the basin after unloading a cargo of gasoline.

Witnesses said the "Comet" was turning near the Central docks and struck the 45-foot fish tug which was moored at its dock west of the Highway bridge. Part of the dock and other equipment used by local fishermen were damaged.

Heavy fog kept the Comet, from East Chicago, Indiana, from making port on scheduled time Saturday. The ship's captain kept the vessel outside of the piers for four hours until the fog lifted and visibility improved.

The Comet finally docked around 1 p.m. Saturday to discharge 819,000 gallons of gasoline for the Thiesen-Clemens company. She cleared the harbor early Sunday.

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Robert C. Myers
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St. Joseph Herald-Press (St. Joseph, MI), Monday, 28 June 1937