Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), Oct. 20, 1901
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CAPT. JOHN ANDERSON KNOCKED OVERBOARD
BOAT RUNNING FOR SHELTER WHEN THE BOOM HIT HIM
Mackinaw City, October 19. - Capt. John Anderson, master and owner of the small schooner Sofa Fournier* was lost overboard from his vessel and drowned last night.
The accident occurred in the vicinity of Hog Island about 7 o'clock in the evening. The schooner was headed for shelter near the island when her head sails were blown away.
It was while trying to save his vessel from her predicament, that Capt. Anderson was lost. It is thought that he was struck by the main boom and knocked over the side.
The little boat was left with only one man aboard and drifted helplessly until picked up by the steamer Marquette and towed here.
Capt. Anderson was a highly respected man and one of the best sailors in this vicinity.
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- *Two-mast schr SOPHIE FOURNICA, US #116766, built 1897, W. Bay City, Mich. 46 ft. keel and 22 gt. Renamed OIL QUEEN in 1927 and abandoned 1931.
- Date of Original:
- Oct. 20, 1901
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- Dave Swayze
- Copyright Statement:
- Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
Maritime History of the Great Lakes