Main Duck Island, ON (Lake Ontario) Steamer CITY OF NEW YORK Wreck, Nov 1921
FIVE BODIES FOUND IN YAWL ON LAKE ONTARIO.
SEQUEL TO SINKING OF STEAMER CITY OF NEW YORK TEN MILES OFF STONY POINT.
TOTAL NUMBER OF LIVES LOST IS EIGHT; CAPTAIN AND WIFE AMONG VICTIMS.
Kingston, Ont., Nov. 27. -- Latest developments in the loss of the steamer City of New York, which foundered ten miles off Stony Point, while on her way from Oswego to Trenton with a cargo of coal, show that eight lives were lost. Five bodies were found in the yawl, picked up late on Friday afternoon by the steamer Isabelle, and Captain HARRY RANDALL, his 19 months' old child, and STANLEY PAPA, aged 12, of Seeley's Bay, are still missing. Four of the five bodies found in the yawl have been identified by Capt. John Randall, father of the master of the ill-fated steamer. Those identified are:
MRS. HARRY RANDALL, of Seeley's Bay, 31 years of age.
Mate WESLEY WARREN, Seeley's Bay, aged 30.
Engineer HARRY DOREY, Kingston, aged 31.
Deck Hand GILBERT DOREY, Kingston, aged 17.
The fifth body has not yet been identified, but it is described as that of a fair-haired boy, about 16 or 17 years of age.
It was first reported that two GALLAGHER brothers, of Kingston, JOSEPH and FRANK had been lost, but it is now believed that they were not on the steamer when it left Oswego.
The bodies found in the yawl were all fully dressed. The deaths are attributed to exposure.
The City of New York left Oswego at 3:15 Thursday morning, and the yawl, with its five lifeless bodies, was picked up on Friday afternoon about 5 o'clock.
Captain HARRY RANDALL was about 33 years of age. He is survived by his parents and a four-year-old son by a previous marriage. The bodies of MRS. RANDALL, the DOREY brothers, and Mate WARREN will be brought to the city tomorrow.
The vessel was owned by Captain Harry Randall. Last year he lost, his vessel, the John Randall, off the Main Ducks, 30 miles west of here, and he and his crew were marooned on Main Duck Island for a week during which time they were given up for lost.
It is a coincidence that almost the entire crew lost yesterday were on the John Randall last fall.
Winnipeg Free Press Manitoba 1921-11-28
Researched and Transcribed by Stu Beitler. Thank you, Stu!