Milwaukee, WS (Lake Michigan) Ferry C. F. MILWAUKEE Disaster, Oct 1929

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A partial list of those aboard the Milwaukee follows:
RICHARD SADON, purser, Grand Haven.
SAM FOX, porter, Milwaukee.
HELMAR MALM, second mate, Milwaukee.
JAMES PETT, third officer, Grand Haven.
WILLIAM BAXTER, first mate, Grand Haven.
THOMAS RADDS, steward, Milwaukee.
STANLEY STROUST, second cook, Stevens Point, Wis.
JOE O'LEARY, third porter, Chicago.
ARNOLD MARAN, wheelsman, Milwaukee.
T. MALUSKEY, waiter, Ludington, Wis.
WILLIAM O'NEILL, fireman, Milwaukee.
HARRY GIBBONS, fireman, Bay City, Mich.
MIKE HANRETTY, fireman, Buffalo, N.Y.
CHARLES SMITH, lookout, Milwaukee.
DAY DICKEY, chief engineer, Manistee, Mich.
HARRY OWENS, first assistant engineer, Grand Haven.
KENNEY MARTIN, second assistant engineer, Grand Haven.
Captain ROBERT McKAY, Grand Haven.
MARTIN IVERSON, wheelsman, Milwaukee.
ALBERT HUNT, fireman, Milwaukee.
JOHN MANTA, fireman, Milwaukee.
THOMAS ROBERTS, fireman, New Castle, Pa.
WILLIAM LEAHY, chef, Chicago.
JOHN TIME, fireman, Superior.
CHARLES McCARTHY, fireman, Milwaukee.
JOHN JOHNSON, fireman, Milwaukee.
Marine men here interpreted the location of the wreckage to mean that the Milwaukee foundered not long after she left here Tuesday.
She probably got no further out in the lake than 25 miles on her trip to Grand Haven when the 27 freight cars aboard were torn loose from their moorings, they said. Weight of the shifting loaded railroad cars probably centered on one side of the boat, tipping her as she was caught in the trough of the waves, marine men said.
Once on her beams end, it is believed she went down like a shot with water pouring into the open stern leading to the car deck.
The Milwaukee weighed 2,033 tons and was built at Cleveland in 1903.
Captain William Kincaide of the Milwaukee coast guard returned here shortly before noon today after spending the night on the lake with a crew of five in a powerboat, searching for the Milwaukee.
He left immediately for the scene of the wreckage.

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