Presque Isle, MI (Lake Huron) Steamer KALIYUGA Lost, Oct 1905

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IS ANOTHER SHIP LOST ?

NOTHING HAS BEEN HEARD OF STEAMER KALIYUGA.

CREW OF TWENTY-TWO MEN MAY HAVE PERISHED.

STEAMER CENTURION GOES TO SEARCH FOR HER.

Port Huron, Mich., Oct. 24. -- That the Cleveland Cliffs Iron Co's. wooden steamer Kaliyuga foundered in the terrific gale on the lakes early Friday morning, carrying a crew of twenty-two men to the bottom with her, is feared. The steel steamer Centurion, of the same fleet, is now vigilantly searching along the north shore of Lake Huron is the hope of finding trace of the missing vessel.
Laden with ore for Cleveland, the Kaliyuga left Marquette last Wednesday. She passed the Soo Thursday afternoon at 5 o'clock and has not been seen nor heard from since. The owners are greatly alarmed.

Likely in Lake Huron.
When struck by the gale which carried so many ships to destruction, the Kaliyuga is thought to have been in Lake Huron between Cheboygan and Thunder Bay light. That she was driven towards the Canadian shore by the southwest winds seems probable.
The Kaliyuga was due to pass Port Huron Friday afternoon, but on account of the storm no alarm was felt when she did not. When Sunday came and no signs of the boat could be found great apprehension was felt.
Telegrams were sent by the owners to every harbor of refuge, but failed to reveal any trace of the missing boat. Monday afternoon when the steamer Centurion passed up orders from the owners to proceed up the north shore to Lake Huron to search of the Kaliyuga were delivered by the Lynn Marine Reporting Co. There is a possibility that the Kaliyuga became disabled and is sheltered in the lee of some of the islands at the north end of Lake Huron. If she foundered in the gale it is likely that every one of her crew of twenty-two men went to the bottom with her.
The Kaliyuga is an old vessel built at St. Clair, Mich., in 1887. She was 270 feet long, 40 feet beam and 21 feet deep. Her captain was FRED L. TONKIN, of Cleveland; chief engineer, CHAS. A. SHARPE, also of Cleveland.

Marshall News Michigan 1905-10-27

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