Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Door County Democrat (Sturgeon Bay, WI), 3 Jul 1909
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Marine News in Brief. Wireless telegraphy has played a prominent part during the past week in bringing quick relief to passenger steamers in distress on Lake Michigan. Last Saturday the Goodrich steamer Racine lost her propeller wheel while on her regular run from Chicago to Milwaukee. The message was picked up by the steamers Chicago and Christopher Columbus, which changed their course and went to the rescue. The 200 passengers were transferred to the Chicago and the Columbus towed the disabled steamer to Chicago. The message was also picked up by several other steamers as well as the United States Wireless Telegraph Co. at Chicago. The City of South Haven was also disabled Saturday night by having her rudder broken. The accident happened near Chicago and two tugs were soon sent to her assistance and towed her to Chicago. There were 100 passengers on the steamer.

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3 Jul 1909
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  • Wisconsin, United States
    Latitude: 44.83416 Longitude: -87.37704
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Door County Democrat (Sturgeon Bay, WI), 3 Jul 1909