The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Racine Weekly Journal (Racine, WI), Sept 19, 1905


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FIRED AT BY CANADIAN SHIP
Cruiser Vigilant Wrecks Fishing Machinery of American boat.

ERIE, Pa., Sept 15.-The fish tug W. J. McCarter of Keystone Fish Company's fleet limped into port yesterday afternoon with a big hole in its side from the shot from the Canadian cruiser Vigilant. Capt. Frank Handy stated that about noon yesterday the Vigilant swooped down on him when he was after his nets. After signaling, the Vigilant fired on his boat, the shell striking near the water line. It completely wrecked the machinery for pulling in the nets. The McCarter then put for shore and succeeded in making the harbor before sinking. Capt Handy said he believes he was in American water when the Vigilant fired upon his craft.


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Date of Original:
Sept 19, 1905
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GLN.31071
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
Dave Swayze
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Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
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Racine Weekly Journal (Racine, WI), Sept 19, 1905