Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Evening News (Benton Harbor, MI), 1 Nov. 1905
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Storm on Lakes
Superior’s seas are running high today
No Serious Accident Reported So Far
Feared that lumber barges may go on rocks
Steamer Tionesta went aground at Six Mile Point during heavy snow squall on Hay Lake today but was released

Boats coming in from Lake Superior announce that the storm that broke over this section of the country last night has stirred the big lake up as it has been but few times this season. The boats that came down had a comparatively easy time, although some of the heavily laden freighters received hard usage. These boats, riding so low in the water received the full force of the storm, whereas the passenger boats, when the wind is with them do not feel the force of it. No accidents have been reported as yet from above, but one of the steel barges reported that they passed several lumber barges off Whitefish point that were in pretty close to the north shore and it is feared that if the gale keeps up much longer some of these boats may be put on the rocks. The only accident happened to the Tionesta as she was coming up. When off Six mile Point she lost her course on account of the storm and went aground early this morning., where she laid until relieved by the tug General, which was sent to her aid this forenoon. She was released and made the north pier at 12:05 o’clock this afternoon with no damage. She will not be further delayed on account of the mishap. Passengers on the Manitoba bound down say that the storm did not affect them at all.

The trains were all more or less delayed this morning but considering the conditions are making good time the latest one being the 12:12 which was delayed an hour owing to the conditions of the rails.

The locks made an interesting picture this morning. Although the auxiliary gates were closed the force of the wind piled the water up in them forcing it over the top of the lockgates giving the appearance of a natural waterfall.

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1 Nov. 1905
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Randy Johnson
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Maritime History of the Great Lakes
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Evening News (Benton Harbor, MI), 1 Nov. 1905