The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Post (Detroit, MI), Wed., May 11, 1885


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THE MASTER OF A LEAKING VESSEL COMMITS SUICIDE

Special to the Detroit Post.

Sand Beach, Mich., May 9. – Last night Thomas W. Weegs(sic) of Marine City, master and owner of the barge C. N. Johnston (sic), committed suicide by hanging on board his boat at the breakwater. Johnston had a deck load of building stone from Marblehead to Bay City and was leaking. The life-saving crew kept her afloat with pumps, and the barge crew turned in at 1 o’clock. At 4 the captain of the life-savers went below and found Weeks hanging to an iron brace, dead. The deceased leaves a wife and family at Marine City. He was 52 years of age. The schooner A. Ford is taking the Johnston’s cargo this evening and will carry it to Bay City. The schooner Industry arrived up this afternoon with materials for the light-house here. The tug Frank Moffat with diver and steam pumps is working on the barge Peck that sunk here Thursday night.


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Newspaper
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Clippings
Date of Original:
Wed., May 11, 1885
Local identifier:
GLN.20874
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 Post (Detroit, MI), Wed., May 11, 1885