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Worst Gale that Ever Isievv on Lake Superior. ATU* FOUR SHIPS 00 DOWN. Marry Lives are Lost and the Survivors tell Tales of their Awful Experiences Great Amount of Property is Destroyed. The oldest sailor does not remem a‘e'r such a storm as that on Lake Superior, siartintr on Thursday last, and raising to its height on Satur day, aud finally subsiding Sunday evening. Lake Superior fairly seethed and roared with its angry waves, and along the entire coast line are the evidences of wrecks and damage to property. At the flour dock in this city the waves swept •over the entire structure at times, aud ten massive doors in the side of the building were torn down, and some of them smashed into pieces. Logs broke from their booms and filled the bay, ard these were tossed like tinder by the waves, serving as battering rarns for the many winds to carry over the waters, smashing property before them. The elevator, too, had trouble from the storm, the waves washing into the building, but doing no serious damage. Trees were bent and snapped off, and in hundreds of wavs damage was in flicted upon property. But the greater of all damage was to ship ping and to steamers caught out in the storm, and many of these were wrecked. Perhaps the worst of all the tragedies on the lake was the de struction of the Sevona, off Sand Island. The Pretoria was another bad wreck. The Sevona was a big steel freight er and went on a rock between York and Sana Island. The loss of the fcwat furnishes one of the great est and most thrilling experience ever had by the people who navi gate the great lakes, and daily ex euj'sions are being run from here and all uearby points to the sceue of the wreck, and the things that the ! visitors are seeing afford tales that wiil live down through many years. .11l about the beach of Sand Island 'Are the wreckage and evidences of the terrible battle between the storm and the ship and its crew and passengers. Pour bodies were picked up and brought into Bayfield Monday, including that of Captain McDonald. All the bodies had life preservers on, but many of these life preservers were literally torn to pieces, and that on Captain Mc- Donald was completely torn awav, only the straps with which it was fastened remaining on the body. The bodies of all the four were liter ally dashed beyond recognition by the waves that threw them onto the beach.* The Sevona was one of the big freighters, and before starting out last spring had been lengthened out seventy feet. It was the new part in the center of the ship that struck the rock that brought death to so many on board. The boat seemed to settle amidships and then the great steel vessel began to twist and grind, and in a few minutes it parted in the middle. Seven men including the Captain and Mates “Darwin, Shuman, two wheelman and two deck hands, were in the for ward end of the parted ship, and stayed there for five hours when their end of ihe boat went down. It sunk out of sight, leaving only the spares standing out of the water. Toe crew all iost their life. Just what attemps they make to save themselves is not known, but those who were rescued from the other part of the boat say that their more unfortunate companions seemed to be working to build a raft when they were finally engulfed in the raging storm. The rear half of the boat- stands out in the water, towering up quite as majestically as ever except that everything above deck has been .s *~ept away. The owners will no doubt attempt to save it.' On this end of the boat there were seventeen parsons, including two women and j two girls, ail passengers. These set j otr in two life boat, one contain-, leg eleven persons and the other six > persons. The big ooat containing kite eleven persons reached mainland aud stopped at a logging camp. They had a voyage that seemed a thousand times doomed to failure, but the brave men stuck to their oar3 aud finally reached land and sent two men on to Bayfield with a teair for a tug to go to the scene of the wreck. The other boat perhaps had the most [thrilling time, and it is said by some of the women aboard that had it not beenj for the second engineer who stood with a paddle in the stern of the boat, which he used for a rudder, that the shore could never have * been reached.' The engineer rallied his men time and again when thev seemed ready to lay down from exhaustion. One of the men had broken a wrist in land landing the life boats, but not with standing this he was compelled to keep at the oars, and finally after a time which seemed to the crew an eternity, Sand Island was reached. Most of the survivors were taken to Bavfield, others on to Ashland. All the men wore their hands in banc - ages as a result of the horribly tn ing work they had done at the oars. The Pretoria was a barge of the Venzuela, and was started out of Superior Friday night. When thir ty miles off Outer Island the towing gear broke at both ends, the wire cable dropping into the water. It was a wooden boit, anc. was loaded with iron ore. The Venezuela ran foa shelter, wfiile the Pretoria drift ed. until within two miles of Outer- Island, when an attempt was made to anchor the boat. The heavy sea rclliug over and finally opened its seams and at 4 35 in the afternoon it sunk to the bottom. The ten mem bers of the crew on board succeeded iu launching a boat and started for shore, but their life boat capsized, and although half of the'crew J suc ceeded in clinging to their boat un til it drifted to the Island, the other five men were lost in the roaring waters of Lake Superior. Captain Smart and four seamen were giveu shelter at the Outer Island light house, and finally were taken to one of the ports on the bay Monday afternoon by the Venezuela. Cap tain Smart says: “When the Pretoria had ar rived within a mile and a half of Outer Island, I saw it was in bad shape, but thought it might possibly stand it if I threw out thu anchor, and I knew it would go to pieces if it went ashore. When it began to sink, we were j forced to take to the small boat, and started for shore in the heavy sea. At last a gigantic wave struck us, and we were thrown overboard, some of the crew being throwm ten feet in the air. At one time or another, everyone of the ten men were clinging* te the overturned boat, but they dropped off one by one, and only five of us reached the shore, and were sheltered at the lighthouse.” The Steamer losco of Cleve land, which had the unfortunate scho oner Olive Jeannett in tow during the destructive storm last Saturday will also be added to the gradually growing list of ships w 7 hicb foundered on Lake Superior during the great gale. The losco was commanded by Captain Nelson Gonyaw, and carried a crew of 19 men. It is certain that the Olive Jeanette is lost. The light house tender on Lake Superior saw the big schooner go down four miles north of the light about 4 o’clock Sunday afternoon. No steamer was in sight at that time and as five days have now elapsed since the Olive Jeanette foundred, the owners of the losco have given up hope that the steamer lived through the tre mendous storm. The top of an unknown boat is said to have been found in the wreckage off Sand Island. Baker & Roy. who were put, ting in cedar at Manitou island are said to have lost all their poles, inflicting a very heavy loss upon them. William Olson’s dock and boat house, used for pleasure boats, was badly damaged. Annual Fall Excursions Via the D. S. S. & A. Ry. aud the D. C. Steamers. Round trip tickets will be sold September 10th and 12th to Detroit SIO.OO. to Toledo $10.50, to Cleveland $11.50, and to Buffalo $12.00. These, rates apply from Saxon only. 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