Dredge No. 8 (Dredge), U116241, sunk by ice, 9 Dec 1909
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SIX MEN DROWN IN SUNKEN DREDGE.
Port Arthur , Ont.,., Dec. 10. -- By the sinking of Dredge No. 8, owned by the Great Lakes Dredging Company, near Mutton Island, in Thunder Bay, last night, six men lost their lives. They are:
John Fradenburg, home in United States.
Peter McDonald, watchman, Port Arthur.
J. Phalen, fireman, Port Arthur
John Wilson, Sarnia
Cook Cameron, Port Arthur
A. Smith, second cook.
The disaster was caused by the ice cutting holes in the hull of the dredge which was being towed into Port Arthur. Eight of the 14 men on board were able to jump into the scow alongside, the other, who endeavored at save some of their belongings, after the dredge started to sink, were unable to get aboard the scow.
The dredge was in tow of the tug INEZ, and sank so quickly that the tow line had to be cut with an axe to prevent the tug being hauled down.
Buffalo Evening News
December 10, 1909
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- William R. McNeil
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