Detroit River, MI Schooner GLAD TIDINGS Sunk, July 1894
SCHOONER RUN DOWN.
COLLISION OF VESSELS IN THE DETROIT RIVER.
ALL ON BOARD PERISHED AS THE VESSEL SANK ALMOST INSTANTLY.
Ashtabula, O., July 31. -- The steamer Pathfinder reports having struck and sunk a small schooner in the river a few miles below Detroit at 1:30 a.m. Sunday. Lifeboats were lowered, but none of the crew of the sunken schooner could be found, and it is supposed that all were lost.
From appearances the schooner was of about 150 tons burden, but it was impossible to learn the name or whether it was "light" or loaded.
The Pathfinder was uninjured, but was covered with the wrecked rigging of the schooner, which was left at Smith's coal dock.
The lost schooner is believed to be the Glad Tidings, running between Detroit and Kelly's Island in the stone trade.
FOUR PEOPLE LOST.
Detroit, July 31. -- The little schooner Glad Tidings was sunk in the Detroit River near Ecorse early Sunday morning by the whaleback propeller Pathfinder. A portion of the schooner's rigging remained hanging on the steamer's bows, and was identified yesterday as that of the Glad Tidings. The crew all were drowned.
MICHAEL WESTPHAL, captain.
AUGUST WESTPHAL, his brother.
AUGUST MINIE, all of Detroit.
The Glad Tidings was formerly owned by Captain Bundy, the sailor evangelist, and used as a gospel ship. A misunderstanding of the steamer's signals seems to have caused the collision.
Logansport Reporter Indiana 1894-07-31