Rhoda Stewart (Propeller), U56488, disabled, 27 Aug 1906
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LOST BOTH HER BARGES IN GALE, ALL HANDS SAVED.
Cleveland, Aug. 28. -- In a fierce gale on lake Erie yesterday the towline between the steamer RHODA STEWART, and her two barges, the WILLIAM GRANDY and the AGNES POTTER, parted off Euclid Beach, placing the lives of the crews of both barges in jeopardy. Both barges ran aground. The POTTER caught fire and was totally destroyed.
The crew of the POTTER, consisting of four men and a woman cook, left her after she caught fire and rowed back to the breakwater at Cleveland in a yawl.
The crew of the GRANDY, consisting of three men and a woman cook were less fortunate. They attempted to make shore in a yawl, but were capsized. Fortunately they were close in shore and were able to gain the beach in safety.
The steamer RHODA STEWART weathered the gale in safety, although she was badly crippled by a broken steampipe. She put about and sought safety off the breakwater. Tugs were sent out and towed the GRANDY, which was badly damaged, back to the breakwater.
Buffalo Evening News
August 28, 1906
Steam screw RHODA STEWART. U. S. No. 56488. Of 447 tons gross; 356 tons net. Built Algonac, Mich., 1873. Home port, Duluth, Minn. 138.8 x 29.4 x 10.9 Crew of 10. Of 467 indicated horsepower. Freight service.
Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1904
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Ohio, United States
- William R. McNeil
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Maritime History of the Great Lakes