Charles A. Eddy (Propeller), U126561, fire, 28 Aug 1906
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STEAMER EDDY WAS SCORCHED; 21 SAVED.
Detroit, Mich., Aug. 28. -- Twenty-one persons, including the captain's wife and two little children, were rescued early today from the burning steamer CHARLES A. EDDY, of the Gilchrist fleet, by the Detroit & Cleveland line steamer CITY OF MACKINAC, off Port Sanilac in Lake Huron. All of them escaped uninjured and were brought to the city on the CITY OF MACKINAC. She was of 2,075 tons and had an insurance valuation of $50,000.
The CHARLES A. EDDY was bound down with a cargo of ore. Fire broke out early today, while the steamer was off Port Sanilac and was soon beyond control. Capt. Simpson of the CITY OF MACKINAC, bound from Mackinaw Island to Detroit, crowded to its capacity with passengers, steered the CITY OF MACKINAC to the windward of the burning freighter. Amid great excitement amongst the hundreds of passengers, he came alongside of the EDDY and, in a heavy sea took off her crew over the rail. Capt. Elsey of the EDDY was sick in bed and had to be carried to the MACKINAC, with his wife and two small children.
STEAMER ONLY PARTLY DESTROYED.
Port Huron, Aug. 28. -- The steamer C.A. EDDY, which caught fire and was deserted by its crew on Lake Huron, was picked up by the lumber steamer F.A. MEYER and brought here at 11 o'clock this morning. The fire was extinguished after the forward cabin and the deck back as far as the No. 2 hatch had been burned off. The Chief Engineer of the MEYER was put aboard the EDDY, and when the steamer arrived here he had the engines and siphons working.
Buffalo Evening News
August 28, 1906
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Michigan, United States
- William R. McNeil
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