The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Door County Advocate (Sturgeon Bay, WI), 2 December 1905, page 1

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Death and Destruction

Another big storm that carried death and destruction with it, swept over Lakes Michigan and Superior during Monday night and early Tuesday morning. The gale surpassed in severity even the big blows of September and October and when the damage done has all been summed up will reach probably in the neighborhood of 50 lives and the destruction of $1,500,000 worth of floating property. Lack of space forbids a detailed description of the numerous disasters, but following is a list of the sufferers as far as has thus been reported:

Steamer Angeline, caught in storm, may be lost near Ashland.

Steamer Alcona, in distress on Green bay.

Barge Deverauz, torn from moorings, dashed into dock and forced aground at Sheboygan.

Fishing tugs Elphicke and Sidonia of Sheboygan fleet, dashed against bridge and badly damaged.

Steamer Crescent City, wrecked at Superior, crew saved.

Steamer Mataafa, wrecked at Superior, nine of the crew lost.

Steamer R. W. England, ashore near Superior, may be floated.

Steamer E.C. Pope, forced to return to Superior by broken steering gear.

Steamer Isaac B. Ellwood, collided with north pier at Superior-Duluth harbor springing a leak and sank in 22 feet of water.

Steamer D. C. Whitney, ashore near Port Washington, crew saved.

Steamer J. H. Outhwaited, ashore and burned at Point Sauble.

Steamer Jim Sheriffs, lost deckload of lumber and spars on Alpena.

Barges Mowatt and Judd, broke from steamer Sheriffs off Alpena, one sighted off Black river.

Steamer City of Holland, wrecked at Rogers City, Mich., pasengers and crew rescued.

Unknown vessel, ashore at Presque Isle.

Barge H. Bissell, waterlogged at Alpena, broken up.

Steamer China, struck pier at Erie, damaged.

Steamer Panther, left Erie for Buffalo with broken rudder, and may not have weathered gale.

Schooner Belle Culvert lost rigging at Racine.

Steamer Lafayette and consort Manila, on the rocks nine miles from Two Harbors, just north of Encampment Island. Crew saved

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A.M. Moen
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Door County Advocate (Sturgeon Bay, WI), 2 December 1905, page 1