Two Hearted River, MI (Lake Superior) Barge ANNIE M. PETERSON Wreck, Nov 1914
CREW OF ANNA M. PETERSON LOST IN WRECK OF BARGE ON SUPERIOR.
WRECKAGE FLOATS ASHORE WITH BODIES OF SEVEN VICTIMS AT MARQUETTE.
Marquette, Mich., November 21. -- The barge Annie M. Peterson, owned by the Hines Lumber company of Chicago bound up, with a crew of seven men went down off Grand Marais during the northwest gale that swept Lake Superior Thursday, with the loss of all hands.
Report of the foundering of the Peterson reached Munising yesterday afternoon from Grand Marias.
F. J. O'Brien, the Alger County coroner, has been informed that seven bodies had been washed up and recovered.
Much wreckage from the ill-fated barge came ashore and it was from this that the identity was determined.
The captain of the Peterson was JOHN WALKER, but there is no record in the marine registers of the names of any of the other men aboard.
The barge was in tow of the steamer Curtis. She is reported safe.
An effort is being made to identify the bodies.
Numerous vessels forced to shelter during the terrific wind and snow storm of Wednesday and Thursday are coming to port with stories of trying adventure, and many of them with costly evidences of it. Reports from cities of the upper lakes yesterday were that several steamers were in distress and calling for help.
Marshall News Statesman Michigan 1914-11-21