25 to 40 Lives Probably Lost
No Clue to Identity Of Overturned Boat, No Trace of Crew.
Port Huron, Mich., Nov. 11--Early this forenoon no clue had yet been obtained as to the identity of the 600-foot steel freighter which overturned with the probably loss of from 25 to 40 lives during the terrific storm which swept Lake Huron during the last two days. The fact that the huge vessel is lying bottom up, eight miles out in the storm swept lake, has convinced local mariners that the ship's crew had practically no chance to escape.
The tug Sarnia City stood by the wreck all night and her captain had promised to return here as soon as he could make a hasty investigation by daylight. Life savers also prepared to go to the scene of the disaster.
When the tug Sarnia City returned this forenon after an all-night watch over the big steel freighter, she brought no additional information as to the identity of the unfortunate vessel. The name of the derelict remains far beneath the water and the waves are still rolling high.
Capt. Reid, of the tug, returned firm in his belief that all of the thirty or forty members of the crew of the 600-foot freighter must have been drowned.
Capt. Plough, in charge of the local life saving station, left this morning with his crew for the scene of the wreck.