Seattle, WA Steamer KALAMAZOO Wreck, Jul 1898


Second Steamer Destroyed by Thirty-mile River Rapids.

Seattle, Wash., July 23.---The steamer Kalamazoo, built by a party from Michigan, on Lake Bennett last winter, was totally wrecked in Thirty-mile river. The wreck was passed by a party which has arrived here. Only the upper works of the vessel could be seen above water. The pilot ran her on a rock and a great hole was tom in her bottom. The steamer and outfit on board will prove a total loss. This is the second steamer to come to grief on Thirty-Mile River after successfully running the dangerous White Horse rapids. The river is full of rocks and a swift current makes steering very hard. The other wreck was the Iowa, but the most valuable part of her cargo and machinery was saved.

Dallas Morning News, Dallas, TX 24 Jul 1898