Ludington, MI (Lake Michigan) PERE MARQUETTE FERRY 18 Lost, Sep 1910

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STEAMER SINKS; TWENTY-NINE DEAD.

CAR FERRY NO. 18 FOUNDERS OFF SHEBOYGAN, MICH.

WIRELESS CALLS FOR HELP.

MILWAUKEE HEARS PLEAS FOR AID AND DISPATCHES ASSISTANCE -- LOSS TO COMPANY $500,000 -- VESSEL THOROUGHLY INSPECTED.

Milwaukee, Sept. 10. -- Twenty-nine lives were lost in Lake Michigan when the Pere Marquette's car ferry No. 18, sank from unknown cause twenty miles off Sheboygan, Wis.
It is declared one of the worst marine disasters in the history of Lake Michigan navigation. The boat was valued at $400,000, and the cargo, which included thirty-two loaded cars, estimated to be worth $150,000.
The dead:
PETER KILTY, of Ludington, captain.
JOSEPH BREZINSKI, mate, of Manitowoc.
W. H. BROWN, second mate, of Ludington.
S. F. SCZEPANCK, purser, Worcester, Mass.
E. R. LEEDHAM, chief engineer, Ludington.
CHALMER ROSENCRANS, first assistant engineer, Ludington.
PAUL RENNER, second assistant engineer, Ludington.
Unknown Oiler, Norwegian.
A. J. MACK, steward, Westfield, N.Y.
W. H. CUMMINS, advertising manager, Chicago.
JOHN SCHRAUFUAGL, cook, Milwaukee.
N. L. BERTRAND, passenger, Ludington.
MICHAEL HAYTHALER, fireman, Forestville, Mich.
SAMUEL BOUCHIE, fireman, River Bourgeois, Nova Scotia.
W. PARKER, fireman, Marine City, Mich.
Unknown fireman.
MRS. MARIAN TURNER, cabin maid, Ludington.
PETER HIRE, watchman, Ludington.
JOHN H. STONE, lookout, Norwegian.
OLE BAKKEN, wheelsman, Ludington.
JOSEPH MARLOW, scrub boy, Ludington.
TOM KELLY and brother, stowaways, Detroit.
FRANK WARNER, porter, Chicago.
L. JACOBSON, seaman, residence unknown.
CHARLES JENSEN, oiler, Ludington.
JOE PETERSON, watchman, Steamer No. 17.
JACOB JACOBSON, scrubber, Steamer No. 17.
Car ferry No. 18 was bound from Ludington to Milwaukee with a full cargo of 32 cars, consisting of 11 cars of coal and 21 of miscellaneous freight.
It was making its first trip after 60 days under charter to a Chicago excursion company.
At the sacrifice of two of her own seamen, and after terrible hours of struggle the steel car ferry Pere Marquette No. 17, which went to the assistance of No. 18, reached this port with three dead, and twenty-nine survivors of the crew of her sister ship.
Twelve of the rescued were in one of the ship's boats, the remainder were clinging to the wreckage or floating about buffeted by the debris.

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