Grand Marais, MI (Lake Superior) Tug LYDIA Sinks, Nov 1932
HUNT BODIES OF FIVE FROM FOUNDERED TUG.
RACINE MEN DROWNED AT GRAND MARAIS WHEN TUG LYDIA CAPSIZES.
Grand Marais, Mich. -- (AP) -- Coast guards searched the shores of Grand Marais harbor today for the bodies of five men believed drowned last night when the fishing tug Lydia, of Rachine, Wis., foundered in a 60-mile nor'wester which swept in from Lake Superior.
The Lydia was commanded by Captain LOUIS LARSON, of Racine, who, with his crew of four men, went down with the craft as they battled heavy seas at the harbor mouth. The other members of the crew were THOMAS LARSON, the captain's nephew, FRED HAYSEN, of Racine, and JOHN TOMIKIEL and ALEX MANILLA, both of Grand Marais.
Coast guards said it was unlikely that any members of the Lydia's crew could have clung to wreckage and reached shore alive in the storm.
The foundering of the Lydia was witnessed by members of the Grand Marais coast guard crew who had been on the lookout during the two-day storm.
"We could see the Lydia coming into the harbor fine at 6:05," said Albert Gross, chief of the station, "but we were afraid she was getting in close to a sandbar at the entrance where the sea was breaking heavy."
"It was dark and we could just see her lights and her outline."
Sheboygan Press Wisconsin 1932-11-26