Emma E. Thompson (Propeller), fire, 1 Jun 1914
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RESCUED CREW BROUGHT TO OWEN SOUND.
Eight members of the crew of the little steam barge EMMA THOMPSON, were brought to Owen sound on Friday Morning by the steamer GERMANIC of the Northern navigation Company. The party were picked up at Gore bay, after having been rescued from their burning vessel near Spanish by the mail steamer running between Spanish and Gore Bay. The vessel took fire on Thursday morning and it was with difficulty that the crew numbering eleven, ten men and one woman were rescued. The boat burned to the water's edge and the party were brought to Gore bay where they were picked up by Capt. Maleo of the GERMANIC on Thursday afternoon. Three of them left the GERMANIC at Little Current and the others came to Owen Sound. The left on the one o'clock G.T. R. train on Friday for Detroit. Their vessel the EMMA THOMPSON was owned by an American company.
Owen Sound Sun
June 2, 1914 [courtesy Bill Hester]
Steam screw EMMA E. THOMPSON. U. S. No. 135168. Of 260.62 tons gross; 176.23 tons net. Built Saginaw City, Mich., 1875. Home port, Chicago, Ill. 126.1 x 25.0 x 9.8
Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1886
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Maritime History of the Great Lakes