Grand Haven, MI (Lake Michigan) Freighter ANDASTE Lost, Sep 1929

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WRECKAGE OF ANDASTE FOUND -- BELIEVE CREW LOST.

NO TRACE FOUND OF 26 ON SHIP.

PARTS STREWN OVER 14 MILES; SEARCH FOR BODIES.

Grand Haven, Mich., Sept. 13. -- (AP) -- Fate of the freighter Andaste, missing since it started for Chicago last Monday night in the teeth of a Lake Michigan gale, became known tonight with the arrival here of the tug Bertha C, which brought in part of the wreckage. Captain and crew of the Andaste are believed to be lost.
Captain George Van Hall, master of the Bertha G, reported he found wreckage of the Andaste strewn for several miles, about 14 miles out in Lake Michigan, and 40 miles south of here. The Bertha G. brought in the door of the cabin occupied by Capt. A. L. ANDERSON of Sturgeon Bay, Wis., master of the Andaste. George Evans and Joe Collins, members of the crew who remained behind when the Andaste started on its last voyage, identified the door and also woodwork from the interior of Capt. ANDERSON'S
cabin. Capt. Van Hall said he saw no bodies.
Immediately after Capt. Van Hall made his report, a coast guard boat put out from here to search for bodies of the missing men. The Tugs Liberty and Freedom of the Materials Construction Co., owners of the Andaste, will join in the search tomorrow.
Those on board when the Andaste left here Monday night, as listed by the owners of the boat, were:
Captain ALBERT L. ANDERSON, Sturgeon Bay, Wis., master.
Capt. CHARLES BROWN, Grand Haven, first mate.
CLAUDE J. KIRBY, Pennville, Mich., chief engineer.
JOSEPH McCADDE, Cleveland, O., second mate.
GEORGE WATT, second cook.
FRANK KASPERSON, Grand Haven, cook.
HAROLD WHITTAKER, Grand Rapids.
MAX GREEN, Grand Rapids, deck hand.
DARWIN SMITH, South Dakota.
ORVILLE JOHNSON.
HENRY SCHINTEMAN, Grand Rapids.
FRED NIENHUIS, Ferrysburg, Mich., crane operator.
JAMES BAYLESS, Benton Harbor.
GEORGE RATHCLIFF, fireman.
WILLIAM JOSLIN, Grand Haven, fireman.
THOMAS GODAS, fireman.
EARL ZIETLOW, Grand Haven, 14 years old.
H. RAYMOND.
THEODORE TORGESON, Owen, Wis., wheelman.
HARRY E. LUTES, Benton Harbor.
CLIFFORD GOULD, Ashville, N.C., engineer.
RALPH WILEY, Benton Harbor, assistant engineer.
WILLIAM LORENZ, Grand Rapids.
JOHN ANDERSON, deck hand.
A. BLUECHELT, Grand Haven, Mich.
The two not aboard were, George Evans, Grand Haven, oiler, and Joe Collins, Grand Haven.
The Andaste was 37 years old. It was a steel semi-whaleback of 2,600 tons and was used in transporting gravel and sand from Grand Haven to Chicago for the outer drive which is being constructed along the shore of Lake Michigan. Its sistership, the Clifton, sank in Lake Huron three years ago.

Sandusky Register Ohio 1929-09-14