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Cove Island, ON (Lake Huron) Barge LISGAR Lost, Sep 1899

FIVE ON THE DEATH ROLL.

THREE ARE FLOATING ABOUT LAKE HURON AND TWO ARE AT THE BOTTOM.

Milwaukee, Sept. 11. -- Captain RICHARD FREEMAN and Sailor NOLSON ALGUIRE, the sole survivors of the Canadian barge Lisgar, which went down in Lake Huron on Sunday last, arrived in this city Saturday aboard the steamer Case. The two survivors were picked up by the Case on Thursday morning twenty miles southeast of Thunder Bay Island light. The roof of the cabin of the Lisgar floats about Lake Huron with the body of the captain's wife and two sailors lashed to it. The bodies of the two other men are in Lake Huron. The rescued men were in a very weak condition and had almost given up hope for the last time as the Steamer North Land had raced by them only an hour before.
In another half hour they would have been entirely out of the track of vessels. The rescued captain had nothing to eat from Saturday night to Thursday morning. The sailors' fast was not quite so long, as he had eaten something Sunday morning.
The names of the lost on the Lisgar are:
OWEN GALLAGHER, of St. Catharines, Ont.
PAT JOYCE, of St. Catharines, Ont.
FRANK DOUGLAB, of Kingston, Ont.
a sailor from Hamilton, and the captain's wife.

Logansport Pharos Indiana 1899-09-11



article | by Dr. Radut