The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), Oct. 20, 1901


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UNKNOWN STEAMER FOUNDERED IN GALE
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DONNACONA REPORTS HAVING PASSED THROUGH WRECKAGE
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Buffalo, October 19. - It was learned to-night that a vessel foundered in Lake Erie off Long Point in the 50-mile gale that swept over the lake Friday night and this morning.

The captain of the steamer Donnacona which arrived at Port Colborne this afternoon brought the first news of the disaster.

He reported having passed through the wreckage of what was evidently a two-masted vessel with a single smokestack. Large quantities of lumber, ties and shingle were floating about.

A tug put out from Port Colborne to investigate and has not returned

PASSED THROUGH WRECKAGE

Port Colborne, October 19. - The captain of the steamer Donnacona, which arrived here to-night, reports passing through wreckage of some boat, and quantities of lumber, ties and shingles off Long Point. The barge Manitou is reported at anchor above the point.


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Notes:
The wreckage was likely from the lumber hooker SWALLOW (US#115184) which foundered the night of 18th in the area mentioned. She had had the MANITOU in tow and her crew was taken off by the barge as she was sinking. SWALLOW was built in 1873 at Trenton, Mich, and was 257 gt., 134 feet. She was out of Detroit. See HCGL for a photo.
Date of Original:
Oct. 20, 1901
Local identifier:
GLN.20821
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.
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Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), Oct. 20, 1901