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

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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.

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