Port Colborne, ON (Lake Erie) Steamer RALEIGH Wrecked, Nov 1911
LAKE ERIE STEAMER HITS ROCKS, TWO DEAD.
ENGINEER REMAINS ON WRECK, WHICH IS GOING TO PIECES IN HEAVY STORM.
Buffalo, N.Y., Nov. 30. -- The steamer Raleight, Capt. BEAUVAIS of Cleveland, was blown on the rocks six miles east of Port Colborne today and is reported to be rapidly going to pieces. Two members of the crew, MR. and MRS. WISE, the latter the steamer's cook, were drowned and WILLIAM PRICHARD, the engineer, is still on board the wreck. All are from Cleveland.
The Raleigh left Port Colborne last night with a cargo of pulp wood for Erie, Pa. There was a high wind and a heavy sea when the steamer put out from the Canadian shore and conditions grew worse during the night.
Early this morning the steamer's steering gear became disabled. Both anchors were lowered, but they failed to hold on the sandy bottom and the Raleigh was carried toward Point Abine by the stiff northwest winds.
Crashes On Rocks.
Capt. BEAUVAIS and his crew fought desperately to keep the disabled steamer in midlake, but when the boiler room became flooded they were helpless. At dawn the Raleigh crashed on the rocks on the west side of Point Abino.
Nine members of the crew of twelve succeeded in getting ashore and were ared for in the huts at the Empire Limestone Company's quarries near Sherkatona. Employes of the quarries and the survivors were unsuccessful in their efforts to rescue Engineer PRICHARD, who, late tonight, was still on the wreck.
Indianapolis Star Indiana 1911-12-01