Lake Superior, MI (unknown location) Steamer BANNOCKBURN Lost, Nov 1902
BANNOCKBURN PROBABLY LOST.
REPORT THAT STEAMER WAS ASHORE NEAR MICHIPICOTEN UNTRUE.
LAST SEEN ON FRIDAY, NOV. 21.
WAS THEN THIRTY MILES OFF KEWEENAW POINT.
THOUGHT THAT MISSING BOAT HAS FOUNDERED -- TUG BOYNTON HAS NOT YET RETURNED FROM SEARCHING.
It is the general opinion in marine circles that the steel steamer Bannockburn, has gone down in Lake Superior with all on board. There is no confirmation of the report sent out late yesterday to the effect that the steamer was ashore on the mainland, north of Michipicoten Island, and it is given no credence here. Acting on the report, however, the managers of the company ordered the wrecking tug Favorite from Cheboygan to proceed to the wreck. The tug arrived here at 5:30 this morning, but before proceeding up the lake will await the return of the tug Boynton which is engaged in making a search of the south shore for the missing steamer.
This morning Harvey's Marine Bureau received the following telegram from J. A Cuttle, of Montreal, manager of the Montreal Transportation Co., owners of the steamer:
"Was information regarding Bannockburn ashore reliable? Newspaper and other reports seem doubtful."
Mr. Harvey could only answer that the rumor could not be confirmed and was probably untrue.
Capt. McMaugh, of the steamer Algonquin, up-bound yesterday, reported that as he was passing up Lake Superior last Friday morning he saw the Bannockburn about 7 miles to the southeast of him and about 80 miles off Keweenaw Point and 40 miles from Isle Royale. Both vessels were nearly on the course. Capt. McMaugh looked at the Bannockburn several times to ascertain how the steamer was progressing.
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