The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Lady of the Lake (Propeller), C111854, sunk, 15 Nov 1911

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      The freighting tug "Lady of the Lakes." owned and piloted by Captain Henman of Thornbury was wrecked about two miles this side of the Christian Islands recently. The steamer has been making regular trips between Owen Sound and points along the East Shore of the Georgian Bay. For several seasons and called here every week. The boat was on its way from Thornbury to Parry Sound when she was lost. Captain Henman and his brother were the only persons aboard the boat when from some cause or another she sprang a leak. The water began to pour in rapidly, putting out the fire and disabling the engine. The two men had barely time to make their escape in a yawl when she capsized and went to the bottom, carrying with her the entire cargo, which of course is a total loss. The men landed safely at Christian Island. In addition to goods and general supplies which Captain Henman was taking to Parry Sound on his
own account he had on a consignment of flour and feed from the Thornbury mills as well as about a thousand dollars worth of flour and feed for the Georgian Bay Milling & Power Co. Meaford, which fortunately, was fully insured. The value of the entire cargo was estimated approximately at $5,000.
      Owen Sound Sun
      December 15,1911

Steam screw LADY OF THE LAKE. Official Canada Number 111854. OF 47 Tons, built at Thornbury, Ontario in 1902. Of 70.0 x 14.6 x 5.8 foundered Georgian Bay November 15, 1911
      Herman Runge Notes

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Reason: sunk
Lives: nil
Freight: flour / supplies
Remarks: Total loss
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William R. McNeil
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Lady of the Lake (Propeller), C111854, sunk, 15 Nov 1911