Point Au Sable, MI (Lake Huron) Steamer BALTIMORE Wreck, May 1901
TWELVE DIE IN LAKE DISASTER.
STEAMER BALTIMORE FOUNDERS IN LAKE HURON DURING TERRIBLE STORM.
Au Sable, Mich., May 25. -- The steamer Baltimore foundered in Lake Huron off Sable yesterday, and out of a crew of fourteen men but two are reported to have been saved.
The trip sheet of the Baltimore crew on its arrival at Lorain, contained the following as the names:
Captain M. H. PLACE.
First Mate MICHAEL BREATHEN.
Steward MRS. M. H. PLACE.
Second Steward JOHN DEIDERS.
Wheelsman EDWARD OWEN.
Wheelsman C. W. SEARS.
Watchman GEORGE W. SCOTT.
Watchman HERBERT WINNING.
Chief Engineer P. MARCOUX.
Second Engineer THOMAS MURPHY.
Fireman WILLIAM PARKER.
FIreman E. KRUEGER.
Deckhand AUGUST ANDERSON.
Deckhand GEORGE McGINNIS.
Two men were washed about in the lake for several hours, lashed to a piece of wreckage and were finally picked up by the tug Columbia and brought in here. GEORGE McGINNIS, a deckhand, one of the rescued, became insane from his experience. The other survivor, THOMAS MURPHY, of Milwaukee, second engineer, was able to tell the story of the disaster.
It was some time after the Columbia had brought the shipwrecked men into port before MURPHY was revived sufficiently to tell his story. The Baltimore foundered about 6 o'clock yesterday morning, and he was in the water until late in the afternoon, exposed to the building of furious northeast seas.
The storm was the worst along the east shores, the strong northeasterly winds making navigation very dangerous. A large number of vessels were damaged and several were wrecked.
Racine Journal Wisconsin 1901-05-30