The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), Wed., Dec. 6, 1893


Description
Full Text
A Rudder Made of Rigging

Owen Sound, December 6. - With their steamer’s top mast for a rudder post and rigging for a rudder, the crew of the steamer Myles succeeded in bringing their boat into port to-day. For over seventy hours they had been adrift. The Myles was bound here with wheat from Fort William and when off Cabot’s Head Saturday her rudder was carried away in the gale. She drifted all that night and, and Sunday afternoon was in sight of Christian Island. With ingenuity born of desperation, the crew took down the topmast and rigged up a temporary rudder. The steamer’s progress was slow, but she finally reached here in safety.


Media Type:
Text
Newspaper
Item Type:
Clippings
Date of Original:
Wed., Dec. 6, 1893
Local identifier:
GLN.19499
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.
Contact
Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Email
WWW address
Powered by / Alimenté par VITA Toolkit




My favourites lets you save items you like, tag them and group them into collections for your own personal use. Viewing "My favourites" will open in a new tab. Login here or start a My favourites account.










Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), Wed., Dec. 6, 1893