Whitefish Point, MI (Lake Superior) Steamer MYRON Wrecked, Nov 1919

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SUPERIOR CLAIMS 18 MORE VICTIMS FOR GALE SEASON.

STEAMER MYRON FOUNDERS -- CREW COULDN'T BE TAKEN OFF -- SOME MAY BE SAVED.

Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., Nov. 23. -- Eighteen persons comprising the crew of the steamer Myron are believed tonight to have been added to the list of victims of Lake Superior's fury of the last two weeks. Caught in a terrific northwester, the Myron foundered a mile and a half off White Fish Point last night and early today sank in four fathoms of water.
Futile efforts were made by two steamers to throw lines to the men clinging to the cabin. So wild was the sea, however, that the men could not hold the lines and for their own safety the two steamers were compelled to leave the scene. Tonight coast guards are patrolling the shores of White Fish Bay for 40 miles, hoping the Myron's two lifeboats will blow ashore.

Lethbridge Herald Alberta 1919-11-24

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IDENTIFY TWO OF FIVE BODIES FOUND.

VICTIMS OF MYRON DISASTER PICKED UP IN SHEETING OF ICE.

TWO VICTIMS UNKNOWN.

(By Associated Press)
Sault Ste. Marie, Nov. 29. -- Three of the five bodies of the members of the lost steamer Myron, which were found encased in ice near Whitefish Point and brought to shore yesterday, were identified today as follows:
First Mate WILLIAM LYONS of Marine City, Mich.
Second Engineer LOUIS BASTIONI of Saginaw, Mich.
Ordinary Seaman MICHAEL SHEA, of Tonawanda, N.Y.
The unidentified bodies are those of a man about forty years old with black hair and a gray mustache and tattoed arms and body, and a man about 25 years old in whose clothing were found a cigar cutter bearing the initials "E.R.D."
The barometer dropped to an unusual degree today and there is a heavy snow and sleet storm raging, which makes the weather on Lake Superior intolerable and hampers further search for the bodies of the lost steamer.

Daily Globe Ironwood Michigan 1919-11-25

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