Pt. Pelee, ON (Lake Erie) Tug ORIENT Wrecked, Oct 1887

LOST WITH ALL HANDS.

THE TUG ORIENT, WITH HER CREW OF SIX, GOES DOWN ON LAKE ERIE.

Port Huron, Mich., Oct. 7. -- The tug Orient is reported to have foundered six miles below Port Au Pelee, on Lake Erie, during the recent gale. The captain of the tug Oswego, who arrived yesterday, says he saw a vessel hoist a distress signal. He was informed that a Black Harbor tug had gone down within sight some hours before. The Orient was the only tug that was in the vicinity at the time. Six people were on board. D. LYONS was master and JOHN DAVID was first engineer. No other names are known.

Janesville Daily Gazette Wisconsin 1887-10-07