Harbor Beach, MI (Lake Huron) Fishing Tug SEARCHLIGHT Lost, Apr 1907
FISHING TUG GOES DOWN IN A FIERCE GALE.
Harbor Beach, Mich., April 25. -- All hope for the safety of the fishing tug Searchlight, which was struck by the furious northwest gale off this port on Tuesday night, has been abandoned. Life savers, who have been searching for the missing craft, returned to port with pieces of wreckage they had picked up in Lake Huron bearing the name of the steamer. They also brought back seventeen more fish boxes which the craft had on board.
The last heard of the Searchlight was when she left the fishing ground in Lake Huron off this point, and started to return to port Tuesday night.
When the boat failed to reach port, the lifesavers with a government tug, set out in search. After patrolling the lake for many hours, they returned to port, having found nothing but some fish boxes five miles south of the point where the Searchlight was last sighted by the lookout at the life-saving station.
The missing crew are:
WALTER BROWN, captain, Harbor Beach.
HARRY BROWN, mate, Harbor Beach.
EDWARD COVEAU, engineer, Bay City.
MERTON PERKINS, fireman, Harbor Beach.
JOHN LESTER, deckhand, Harbor Beach.
ANGUS MURRAY, deckhand, Detroit.
Daily Chronicle Marshall Michigan 1907-04-25