The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 29 May 1900

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p.1 Schooner Run Down And Sunk - Ludington, Mich., May 29th - Monday morning the car ferry Pere Marquette ran down the small schooner Silver Lake, ten miles out of Manitowoc. A dense fog prevailed and neither boat was aware of the other's proximity until the crash came. The car ferry struck the schooner amidships, the latter hanging by her rigging to the steamer's bow until cut away. Three of the crew climbed into the rigging and boarded the car ferry. Henry Eastman, the cook, was drowned. The Silver Lake was owned by N. Johnson, of Racine. She was loaded with cordwood and sank when cut away. She was valued at $1,500.



The schooner Acacia arrived to-day from Oswego, with coal for Crawford.

The steamer Alexandria, from Montreal, called at Craig's wharf last evening.

The tug Nellie Reid and grain laden barge cleared from Richardsons' elevator to-day for Montreal.

The steamer Toronto will leave Toronto Thursday on her regular trips between Toronto and Prescott.

Arrivals at Richardsons' elevator: Schooner Jamieson from lake ports with 11,000 bushels of barley; schooner Monitor from the islands.

The steamer St. Lawrence will begin daily trips on Monday next, between Clayton and Alexandria Bay, nine days ahead of other seasons.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 29 May 1900