The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Sault News Record (Sault Sainte Marie, MI), May 10, 1901

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Str. Bon Voyage Burned Last Night

Houghton, Mich. May 10

The Steamer Bon Voyage of the White Line, Duluth, was burned to the water's edge on the beach near the Lake Superior Ship canal tonight. The fire broke out around the steamer's smoke stack and spread swiftly. It was impossible to launch the boats or life raft. The vessel was running along shore at the time and was headed for the beach. The crew and passengers all escaped except five members of the Altman family of Laurium Michigan. (The mother) And the grand mother and three daughters were drowned. A fourth daughter was saved by hanging to a fender.

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May 10, 1901
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Randy Whitehead
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Sault News Record (Sault Sainte Marie, MI), May 10, 1901