Sainte-Croix, Lotbinière, Québec, Canada - 1911 - Boats Collide, Four Lives Lost
Steamers Crashed Into Each Other on St. Lawrence Between St. Antoine and St. Croix.
Quebec, August 21. - Four people met death shortly after one o'clock yesterday morning on the St. Lawrence River, when a collision took place between the steamer Hero and the tug Chieftain. The Hero was bound down, and the Chieftain, which had brought down a raft to Quebec, was on its way up. As the result of the collision the Chieftain was sunk.
When the crash came most of the people on board the Chieftain were rescued, but Mrs. Haggarty, the cook, and her daughter, a man named Menard, who had been captain of the raft, and a Swede named Alwar Thomas of the crew, were lost. Mrs. Haggarty and her daughter are supposed to have been killed in their berths, but the others were drowned. The accident took place between St. Antoin and St. Croix, Lotbiniere county.
The Ottawa Journal
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
August 21, 1911
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