Erie, PA (Lake Erie) Bark SIR EDMUND W. HEAD Wreck, Nov 1870
THE GALE ON THE LAKES.
Erie, Pa., Nov. 1.
The bark Sir Edmund W. Head of St. Catherine, Ontario, Capt. THOS. READ, with a crew of six men and a cargo of coal, bound to Toronto, left Cleveland at 2 o'clock P.M., on Sunday. She passed here about noon yesterday looking badly and went ashore 18 miles east of here at 2 P.M. One of the crew was washed overboard. The captain and the rest of the crew took to a boat, and when about half way to shore the boat swamped and three more of the crew were drowned. The names of the lost are THOS. O. STROM, GEORGE KOILLS and GEORGE JOHNSON, of St. Catharines, Ont., and an unknown man who shipped at Cleveland. The vessel is supposed to be a total wreck. Captain Read reports another vessel wrecked below the head end, and the crew supposed to be lost.
Port Colborn, Nov. 1.
A vessel supposed to be the schooner Mary Ann Rankin, of Buffalo, was on Sugar Loaf Point yesterday, breaking up. It was feared that her crew would be lost. Three men belonging to this harbor, lost their lives in attempting to reach her in a life boat. A life boat is coming from Buffalo, when another attempt will be made to reach her.
Wisconsin State Journal Madison 1870-11-01