Mandeville, LA Pier Collapse Kills Eleven, June 1909

ELEVEN BODIES RECOVERED.

NO OTHER PERSONS MISSING AS RESULT OF COLLAPSE OF PIER.

Mandeville, La., June 8. -- Eleven bodies have been recovered from the waters of Lake Pontchartrain at the scene of the disastrous collapse of a small pier upon which scores of excursionists had crowded to board the steamer MARGARET, about to return to New Orleans.
As far as can be ascertained, no other persons are missing, but searching parties continue to drag the lake.
A revised list of the dead shows that all of the victims were residents of New Orleans.
The responsibility for the catastrophe has not been fixed, but a rigid inquiry has been instituted by the authorities of St. Tammany parish.

Austin Daily Herald Minnesota 1909-06-08