entries 1915 and 1916
Steamer Harry Brown sunk in the Mississippi River, November 1915, high
water came and wrecked her, total loss.
condemned and in the bone yard December 1915: Pacific #2 - J. A.
Donaldson - Clipper-Little Fred - Cadet - Wash Honshell - John A. Wood -
Alice Brown - Voyager - Sam Clarke -Pittsburgh -Robert Jenkins -
The Steamer Sam
Brown exploded her boilers and sunk February 2, 1916 at Huntington, West
Virginia. Killed 10 men and some others badly hurt, those killed and
whom I knew: Captain Lew Blair - Engineer Perry Wilson-Stewart William
Hyser - Cook Chas Shaffer, all killed out right. The mate Ben Williams
was out on the head of the tow and escaped.
The same day
February 2, 1916 at Parkersburg, West Virginia the Steamer Lorena was
burnt to the water and the same day at Point Pleasant, West Virginia the
Packet Ohio burnt to a total loss.
The Marine Ways
sawmill partly burnt November 22, 1902, after a hard fight it was put
out. This is the second time I saw this mill burnt. You will find on
page 46 about the third one and the fourth one is in front of this page,
two back, the first one was in July 11, 1869.