The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Sault News Record (Sault Sainte Marie, MI), Oct. 21, 1901


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Montgomery Abandoned

The steamer Leland came into the canal Saturday night and reported the loss of her consort the schooner Montgomery off Whitefish Point Saturday morning. The Leland with two schooners in tow were in the northwest gale of Saturday morning and when off Whitefish the Montgomery became waterlogged.

She had been leaking badly for some time and to make matters worse had lost her deck load. Then the waves put the fire out in her boiler and steam for the pumps could no longer be had. It was impossible for the Leland to tow the waterlogged vessel into shelter and she finally took the crew aboard and cut the towline, abandoning the Montgomery to her fate. When the abandoned vessel was last seen she was thought by the crew to be breaking up.

The Leland remained here Saturday night and yesterday morning when she went back to try and bring in the Montgomery, but it is not though any trace of her will be found.

The crew of the schooner, seven persons in all, made a nervy fight to save her and worked for hours in the cold water at the pumps. When they were taken aboard the Leland they brought none of their effects and some of them lost a season’s savings as well as all their clothes. The Montgomery was owned in Port Clinton by A. Hitchcock. In Beeson’s directory she is given a gross tonnage of 709, length 204 beam 34 depth 14 and is rated as B1. She was built in 1856 at Newport Mich.


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Newspaper
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Date of Original:
Oct. 21, 1901
Local identifier:
GLN.5868
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
Randy Johnson
Copyright Statement:
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
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Sault News Record (Sault Sainte Marie, MI), Oct. 21, 1901