The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 22 July 1889

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The J. P. Farnum Burned.

South Haven, Mich., July 21. - [Special.] - The steam barge J. P. Farnum, of Cleveland, Capt. L. G. Vosburgh, bound from St. Joseph to Escanaba, light, was burned off this port yesterday evening. She was about fifteen miles out in the lake and was seen by the life-saving crew, who secured the propeller Glenn, which towed them to the wreck. They took from two rafts eleven of the crew and the captain's wife, in an exhausted condition. Some of the crew were burned about the face and hands. All are here and doing well. Great praise is due to Capt. McKenzie and crew, of the life saving service, and Capt. Boyne, of the propeller Glenn. The names of the crew saved are: L. G. Vosburgh, captain; Mrs. Vosburgh, Jas. Bowen, first mate; Daniel Leisenring, second mate; Charles T. Martin, chief engineer; Frank Chambers, wheelsman; James Pratt, wheelsman; John Fay, fireman; James McMahon, fireman; John McNichol, steward; Andrew McNichol, deckhand.

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22 July 1889
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Robert C. Myers
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Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 22 July 1889