Whitefish Point, MI Steamer WESTERN RESERVE Sinking, Aug 1892
Twenty-Six Are Lost
Mammoth Steel Steamer Western Reserve Founders.
Only One On Board Saved
Wheelsman Harry Stewart the Sole Survivor.
Millionaire Minch, the Owner, His Wife, and Two Children Among the Dead,
Sault St. Marie, Mich., Sept. 1.-Special Telegram.-As had been feared by vessel men, the loss of the schooner, City of Toledo, near Pierport, Ontario, Tuesday afternoon, and the drowning of seven persons, all on board, has been followed by news of greater disaster. In the same storm, which was one of the most severe of recent years, the mammoth steel steamer, Western Reserve, one of the largest and finest on the lakes, foundered Tuesday night about 9 o’clock sixty miles above White Fish Point, on the course of Keweenaw.
Of the twenty-seven persons who were on the steamer when she passes here, only one, Wheelsman Harry Stewart, of Algona, survives to tell the story of her loss. The list of the dead is headed by the name of her owner, Captain Peter Minch, who from an impecunious vessel captain had mounted the ladder of fortune until his possessions had reached a sum which made him a millionaire. The list in full is subjoined:
CAPTAIN PETER MINCH,
MRS. PETER MINCH,
CHARLEY MINCH, and
FLORENCE MINCH, wife and children of the owner.
MRS. MARY ENGLEBERRY, his wife’s sister, and
BERTHA ENGLEBERRY, her daughter, of Vermillion.
CAPTAIN ALBERT MEYER, of Vermillion.
W.H. SEAMAN, of Cleveland, chief engineer.
FRED ENGALLS, first mate.
CHARLES LEBEAN, second mate.
CHARLES WELLS, assistant engineer.
BURT SMITH, steward.
RAY APPLEBEE, steward.
SCHUILER STEWART, watchman.
DAN FORRES, lookout.
CARL MEYER, wheelsman, son of the captain.
JOHN SATCHEN, fireman.
S.T. HOLDEN, fireman.
HORACE BAROUGHS, fireman.
MARTIN KLAUSER, greaser.
ROBERT SIMPSON, greaser.
DAN STICKNEY, deck hand.
R. LONGFIELD, deck hand.
ALBERT DAVENPORT, deck hand.
DAN O’CONNELL, deck hand.
JOHN WILSON, deck hand.