The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), May 17, 1901


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THEY HAD A LONG ROW
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SAILORS HAD TO PULL SIXTEEN MILES
TO TELEPHONE FOR A TUG
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Chicago, May 16. - After beating against light southerly winds for five days, Capt. Mark Anderson, of the schooner E. B. Maxwell, left his lumber-laden vessel eight miles from shore off Waukegan this morning and had his crew row him to the town so that he could telephone the Dunham Towing Co. for tugs to help him finish his voyage, already rendered long through baffling winds. The tug Perfection was dispatched in search of the Maxwell and the Isabella Sands and Charlie Marshall, which were also beating about the lake near Waukegan. The Perfection landed the three vessels at the breakwater at 6 o'clock to-night and while the sailors on the Maxwell, who had rowed the captain ashore, said there were easier things than rowing a heavy yawl boat sixteen miles, yet they thought it much better than beating back and forth for another day in the attempt to reach the Chicago piers.


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Date of Original:
May 17, 1901
Local identifier:
GLN.31076
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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Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), May 17, 1901