1907 - BIG STEAMER BURNS; NINE LIVES LOST. THE FRONTENAC WAS AN OLD SIDE WHEELER CARRYING CREW OF TWELVE.
PASSENGERS LOST LIVES.
VICTIMS WERE ALL WOMEN AND CHILDREN - OTHER PASSENGERS BADLY BURNED BEFORE BOAT WAS BEACHED.
Auburn, N.Y., July 27. -- The steamboat Frontenac was burned opposite Farley's Point, Lake Cayuga, today. Nine lives were lost. The victims were all women and children, several other passengers being severely burned before the boat was beached. The bodies of the drowned were recovered.
The dead are:
MRS. HOMER GENUNG, Freeville, N.Y.
CARL GENUNG, seven, her son.
ZALIA McCREARY, Cohoes, N.Y.
LIDA BENNETT, Frankfort, N.Y.
STELLA CLINTON, Ithaca, N.Y.
MARETTA SULLIVAN, Syracuse, N.Y.
Six Year Old Daughter of HOWARD ABLE, Syracuse, N.Y.
Two Unidentified Woman.
Old Side Wheeler.
The Frontenac, an old side-wheeler, which plied between Ithaca and Cayuga on Lake Cayuga twenty-five years left former place this afternoon carrying fifty passengers, a crew of twelve.
Crew Was Heroic.
In midlake fire broke out in the engine room, fanned by a stiff northwest wind, spread aft quickly. The crew behaved splendidly seeing nothing could save the boat, turned their attention to the passengers. Life preservers were put on everyone that could be found in the brief time, but in spite of the efforts, nine perished. Captain BROWN directed the work and was the last to leave the burning boat.
July 28, 1907
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