The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Post and Tribune (Detroit, MI), Tues., April 27, 1880

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The Saginaw arrived yesterday afternoon with her flags at half mast, having on board the bodies of Walter Petherbridge and James Mantau, the unfortunate surfmen who perished Thursday with four of their comrades of the Pointe aux Barques life-saving crew. The remains were taken to Walkerville for interment. The Chicago Inter-Ocean urges the government to pension the families of the brave men who died attempting to save the lives of their fellows. The Post and Tribune heartily seconds the proposition. The Inter-Ocean adds: "The present spring the life-saving crews have had a great deal of hard, dangerous service, and there have been a number of sad casualties to the members. The terrible death of Lieut. Glennie and the wounding of two others at Oscoda by the bursting of the mortar, and the narrow escape of the life crew at Sheboygan, are still fresh in the minds of our readers. . Secretary Sherman will doubtless take cognizance of all of these cases.

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Detroit Post and Tribune (Detroit, MI), Tues., April 27, 1880