The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Frances Smith (Steamboat), storm damage, 30 Oct 1875


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Sault Ste. Marie. Nov. 8. -- The Canadian steamer FRANCES SMITH, miraculously escaped foundering in Lake Superior, during the storm of the 30th. and 31st, ult. Fifty six head of cattle were thrown overboard and many sheep and swine drowned. On board the cook-house was demolished and supplies destroyed, leaving the passengers and crew without food from Friday night to Sunday night. The rudder became unmanageable, and but for the daring exertions of the crew and officers all would have perished. No human lives were lost.
      Meaford Monitor
      Tuesday, November 9, 1875


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Reason: storm damage
Lives: nil
Remarks: Repaired
Date of Original:
1875
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Local identifier:
McN.W.22780
Language of Item:
English
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.00011 Longitude: -76.98274
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Frances Smith (Steamboat), storm damage, 30 Oct 1875