Huron Islands, MI (Lake Superior) Steamers IOSCO and OLIVE JEANNETTE Lost, Sep 1905
BOTH SHIPS WENT DOWN.
STEAMER IOSCO AND SCHOONER OLIVE JEANETTE FOUNDER.
TWENTY-SIX SAILORS PERISH IN TERRIBLE SEAS -- LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER SAW ONE SHIP SINK.
Pequaming, Mich., Sept. 6. -- The steamer Iosco will have to be added to the list of ships which foundered on Lake Superior in the great gale last Sunday, if the story told be the wreckage through which the tug D. L. Hebard passed Tuesday is well founded.
Life preservers marked "Iosco" and much other wreckage were found near Huron Island. The stem of a schooner had been thrown up on the end of Point Abbaye. The body of a sailor was found ten miles this side of Point Abbaye.
It is now believed that both the Iosco and the schooner Olive Jeannette, which the Iosco had in tow, foundered in the vicinity where the wreckage had been sighted. It is certain that the Olive Jeanette is lost.
The lighthouse keeper on Huron Island plainly saw a big schooner founder four miles north of the light at 4 o'clock Sunday afternoon. No steamer was in sight at the time. The schooner when first sighted had jib and foresail set, and was nearly waterlogged. Not long afterward the ship went down. The lighthouse keeper had no means of rendering assistance in the tremendous sea running.
The three days which have elapsed since the Olive Jeannette foundered would have brought news from the Iosco were that boat still afloat, but the owners at Cleveland last night gave up hope.
The Iosco carried a crew of nineteen men. The Olive Jeannette carried a crew of seven men.
The Iosco and Jeannette, laden with iron ore, left Duluth at noon last Thursday bound for Lake Erie.
They were caught by the storm when half way down Lake Superior, and must have been driven back with the hope of finding shelter among the islands east of Keweenaw peninsula.
The Iosco was commanded by Captain NELSON GONYAW.
Daily News Marshall Michigan 1905-09-06