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Swallow (Propeller), U115184, sunk, 17 Oct 1901


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SWALLOW GOES TO THE BOTTOM.
      Buffalo, October 21. -- The steamer SWALLOW, laden with lumber, foundered off Long Point in the gale which swept Lake Erie Friday night. The crew of the steamer launched their lifeboat and escaped to the barge MANITOU, which the SWALLOW had in tow. The MANITOU drifted about the lake for thirty-nine hours, having lost her sails, and was picked up at 9 o'clock this morning by the steamer SCRANTON. The SCRANTON was bound here and landed the MANITOU and the crews of both boats this afternoon.
      The wreckage which was sighted yesterday off Long Point came from the SWALLOW. The steamer loaded lumber at Emerson, in lake Superior and cleared for Buffalo Oct. 13. The MANITOU was taken in tow at Sault Ste. Marie. She lost her deck load of ties and is leaking.
      The SWALLOW was owned by Carlos Liebert of Detroit and was built in 1873. She measured 256 gross tons, and was 133 feet long by 25 feet beam. Five years ago she was sunk in Lake Michigan, but was raised and repaired.
      Buffalo, Oct. 20. -- The SWALLOW and her tow were off Long Point last Friday night when the gale was at its height. The wind was square abeam and the steamer shipped great quantities of water from every wave that struck her. At 2 o'clock Saturday morning the water was three feet deep in the engine room and her fires were put out. Capt. Quinlan decided to abandon the vessel. Signals of distress were given and the tow line cut. The crew lowered the yawl and put off. The SWALLOW lurched and her deck load of lumber came tumbling down about the yawl, but not enough of the timber struck the craft to swamp it and the men reached the MANITOU after a fierce battle with the waves.
      Duluth News Tribune
      October 21, 1901



The steamer SWALLOW, laden with lumber, foundered in lake Erie off Long Point in the gale of Friday night The crew escaped in the barge MANITOU which the SWALLOW had in tow. The SWALLOW was owned by Charles Siebert of Detroit, and was built in 1873. Of 256 tons gross, 133 X 25.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Monday, October 21. 1901


      STEAMER SWALLOW FOUNDERS.
The steamer SWALLOW, laden with lumber, foundered in Lake Erie off Long Point in the gale which swept Lake Erie Friday night. The crew of the steamer launched their lifeboat and escaped to the barge MANITOU, which the SWALLOW had in tow. The MANITOU drifted about the lake for thirty nine hours, having lost her sails and was picked up at 9 o'clock by the steamer WALTER SCRANTON. The SCRANTON was bound for Buffalo and landed the MANITOU and the crews of both boats. Wreckage sighted by the captain of the Canadian steamer DONNACONA on Saturday off Long Point undoubtedly came from the SWALLOW. The steamer loaded lumber at Emerson in Lake Superior and cleared for Buffalo October 13. The MANITOU was taken in tow at Sault Ste. Marie. The boats had favorable weather until Friday night on Lake Erie, when the gale proved too much for the swallow's old timbers and she foundered 10 miles off Long Point. The crew comprised eleven men When the SCRANTON picked the MANITOU up the captain had headed his boat for Erie, and with a few scraps of sails was trying to get into that port. His double crew was fast telling on the store of provisions. The MANITOU lost her deckload of ties, and is leaking. The SWALLOW was owned by Carlos Lebert of Detroit, and was built in 1873. She measured 250 gross tons and was 133 feet long by 25 feet beam. Five years ago she was sunk on lake Michigan, but was raised and repaired.
      Milwaukee Sentinel
      October 21, 1901


      THE ABANDONED SWALLOW.
      Detroit, Mich. October 23. -- Engineer Frank Clark of the abandoned steamer SWALLOW, who arrived here today, says he believes the SWALLOW is still drifting about the lower end of Lake Erie. He says she was abandoned twenty-five miles west of Long Point and all her lights were left brightly burning. He believes she could have got under Long Point had her consort MANITOU been cut loose.
      Milwaukee Sentinel
      October 23, 1901

     
Steam screw SWALLOW. U. S. No. 115184. Of 256.67 tons gross; 203.42 tons net. Built Trenton, Mich., 1873. Home port, Port Huron, Mich. 133.8 x 25.8 x 10.8 Of 175 Nominal horse-power
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1891
     


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Reason: sunk
Lives: nil
Freight: lumber
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1901
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McN.W.22817
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.555833 Longitude: -80.197222
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William R. McNeil
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Swallow (Propeller), U115184, sunk, 17 Oct 1901