Cleveland, OH Sandsucker JUNIOR Sinks, May 1915
SIX LIVES LOST WHEN SAND BOAT WENT DOWN.
PROPER WARNING LIGHTS WERE NOT DISPLAYED.
By Associated Press.
Cleveland, O., May 10. -- Failure of workmen to place proper warning lights at the harbor entrance last night was blamed today for the sinking of the sandsucker Junior at midnight with the loss of six lives. Five others of the crew were rescued. The Junior collided with a submerged object and a great hole was torn in her side, resulting in her sinking before a lifeboat could be launched. The United States engineering department, in charge of harbor work, where no lights were placed, was investigating today.
The drowned are:
Mate JAMES BURKE, Conneaut, O.
First Engineer AUSTIN WILLIAMS, Cleveland, O.
RICHARD CONROY, Cleveland, O.
RICHARD HOPKINS, Cleveland, O.
EDDIE COWAN, Cleveland, O.
SCOTTY MANSEN, Cleveland, O.
Those saved by rescuers who put out from shore in row boats were:
Captain FRANK E. GOULD, Cleveland, O.
Wheelsman OLIVER JURGENS, Cleveland, O.
ERNEST WINRAU, Cleveland, O.
Fireman ANDY ROHDE.
Cook HARRY MARTIN, Detroit.
Titusville Herald Pennsylvania 1915-05-11