The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), June 30, 1891


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WHAT KIND OF BOAT IS SHE?

At Sturgeon Bay recently the steamer Pewaukee was engaged in taking on a load of stone at Brewster & Jewett's quarry. About seventy cords had been placed on the deck of the craft, there being nothing in the hold, when the boat suddenly took a list away from the dock and slid most of her load off. Then rolling back she threw most of what was left off of the other side. One man was on deck when the accident happened, and he jumped overboard, escaping with a few scratches. Both the topmasts of the boat had been broken off and hung from the spars by the rigging. The guys that held the smokestack were broken and the stack was considerably dented, the boat having rolled over so far that the stack hit the dock. On the outside of the boat there was a crib that was used to facilitate the loading of vessels, and this was literally torn to pieces by being struck by the spars, etc. of the boat. The boiler was shifted somewhat and the crew reported that she rolled over so far that water was taken in at the hatches. The accident is attributed to the fact that the load was not trimmed properly.


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Date of Original:
June 30, 1891
Local identifier:
GLN.14275
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
Dave Swayze
Copyright Statement:
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
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Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), June 30, 1891