Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Clarion (Propeller), U125937, aground, fire, 8 Dec 1909
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Posted by Douglas McLellan, 23 October 2009 at 11:04

My Great was George Macauley the Oiler who tried to secure the life Boat but lost his footing and drowned. The rescue of the remaining crew members was one of the most amazing rescues at that time.

Doug McLellan

Posted by Kimberly Dove, 22 November 2009 at 20:58

my great grandad was first mate Jim Thompson...he left my great grandmother to raise two young girls by herself...my grandmother was four at the time...plus her sister Ethel....From what I hear the state try to take the two girls to raise...My great grand mother took care of the girls.....both went to colleage and completed ...their courses.. god Bless the men of the ship...............Thank you Jim thompson..my brother was named after you...and he is no longer her

Posted by Douglas McLellan, 21 September 2010 at 11:46

I would love to hear from anyone who had relatives on the Clarion. I have been collecting a lot of historical data about the Clarion. I think it is a fascinating story.

Doug McLellan

Posted by David Balfour, 14 September 2012 at 16:05

My great-gradfather's brother was Captain Colin C. Balfour of the Bope. A considerable controversy surrounded him at the time he was accused of not rendering aid to the Clarion but was vindicated - apparently.

Posted by Robert Donohue, 25 April 2019 at 23:07

My great grandfather was Captain Bell from his daughter Helen.

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Clarion (Propeller), U125937, aground, fire, 8 Dec 1909