Captain J. A. Stewart Steamer "Presque Isle"

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Captain W. T. Mooney. Steamer "Andaste".
Captain F. D. PerewSteamer "Angeline".
Captain J. A. StewartSteamer "Presque Isle"
Captain Charles FoxSteamer "Choctaw"
Captain P. A. AndersonSteamer "Centurion"
Captain James Kennedy. Steamer "Peter White".
Captain F. A. West. Steamer "William G. Mather".
Captain S. A. Lyons. Steamer "J. H. Sheadle".
Steamer "Crawford" Detailed Account of Captain Iler's Experiences in Storm on Lake Huron November 9th & 10th, 1913
Steamer Matoa Detailed Account of Captain McLeod’s Experiences in Storm on Lake Huron, November 9th, 1913
Steamer McDougall Detailed account of Captain Selee’s Experience in Storm on Lake Superior, November 9th and 10th, 1913
Steamer Stephenson Detailed Account Of Captain Moser’s Experiences In Storm On Lake Suprior November 8th, 9th, & 10th, 1913
Steamer Trimble Detailed Account Of Captain Crowley's Experiences In Storm On November 9th And 10th
Steamer Cornell Detailed Account Of Captain Noble's Experiences In Storm On Lake Superior, November 7th, 8th & 9th, 1913.
Steamer Cort Detailed Account Of Captain Conkey's Experiences In Storm On Lake Superior November 8th, 9th, 10th, & 11th
Steamer Dinkey Detailed Account Of Captain Hunt’s Experiences In Storm On Lake Superior November 7th, And 8th, 1913
Steamer Hill Detailed Account Of Captain Hansen’s Experiences In Storm On Lake Superior November 8th, 9th And 10th
Steamer Manola Detailed Account Of Captain Light’s Experience In Storm On Lake Huron, November 9th and 10th, 1913

Your letter of November 20th at hand.

The "PRESQUE ISLE" left Cleveland November 5th at 9:25 A.M. bound for Midland. The weather was fine. On November 6th at 10:54 A.M. we passed Fort Gratiot passing into Lake Huron, the weather being fine, the wind southwest fresh, and the barometer going down very slow.

On November 7th passed Cove Island at 1:55. The weather was fine, with a light southerly wind, and the glass still going down. We arrived at Midland coal dock at 1:00 P.M., November 7th.

On November 8th it was warm, with a little rain, and the wind southeast light.

November 9th the wind was north light until 11:00 A.M., when it freshened up some; about 4:00 P.M. it began to snow; we being land-locked at Midland did not feel the wind.

On November 10th the wind was northeast light, with snow, and at noon the wind shifted to the west. I never saw the barometer so low – it was down to 28 ˝.

We did not know there had been a bad storm until we began to get the newspaper reports.

I have not talked with any one who was in the storm, except Captain Kennedy and Captain Lyons, and they have themselves related their experiences to you.


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This set of letters is from copies in the collection of the Saginaw River Marine Historical Society, Bay City, Michigan and was made available by Dave Swayze.