Whitefish Point, MI (off shore) Steamers MANITOBA And COMET Collide, Aug 1875

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COLLISION OF LAKE SUPERIOR.

TEN LIVES LOST -- PARTICULARS OF THE DISASTER -- A PARTIAL LIST OF THE LOST AND SAVED.

Detroit, Mich., Aug. 27. -- The Canadian steamer MANITOBA came into collision with the propeller COMET above White Fish Point, Lake Superior, at 8:30 o'clock last evening, and sunk her almost instantly. Ten lives were lost, and ten persons saved, including the Captain and first mate of the COMET. No one was injured on board the MANITOBA, and she is now bound down with the survivors of the COMET.

Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., Aug. 27. -- The steamer MANITOBA, of Beatty's Line, arrived here at 9 o'clock this morning, having run back from White Fish Point with the survivors of the crew of the propeller COMET, which was sunk last night off Parisian Island. The names of the persons saved from the COMET are as follows:
FRANCIS DUYOT, of Cleveland, Captain.
JOHN GOVE, of Troy, N. Y., first mate.
WILLIAM H. WEAVER, of Cleveland, second mate.
JAMES RAFFERTY and LEOPOLD SMITH, wheelsmen.
JOHN SCOTT, lookout.
CHARLES CONNOR, porter.
THOMAS MURPHY and PETER HAMILTON, deck hands. Also, one colored fireman, name unknown.
Among the drowned are BABEY and BROWN, first and second engineers, and nine others whose names are unknown. The COMET was owned by Hart & Co., of Cleveland. Her valuation on the underwriters' register was $25,000. The amount of the insurance is not known here.

The New York Times New York 1875-08-28