John B. Lyon

Sept. 12, 1900

From the Newspaper Articles

 

A series of newspaper articles about the disaster of September 12, 1900 on Lake Erie as it happened to the crew of the steam barge John B. Lyon during a storm.  The articles contain interviews of survivors, list of the crew who lost their lives and those who managed to make it to shore.  Also funeral information, family information and memorials are contained. 

These articles were collected by a descendant of one of the crew members and have been donated to the site.  The image files are linked at the bottom of each section and are large and will take time to load.

From the Marine City, Michigan Newspaper

Interview of W. H. Braund Wheelman

Funeral and more news

Memorials and news

From Daily Sentinel-Review of Woodstock, Ontario

Capt. Alfred H. Senghas - Some family information and the Captain's Canadian roots. 

From the Erie, Pennsylvania Newspaper

The collection from that paper that ran during that few days and includes the names of crew members.  Also includes the Dundee disaster during the same storm with one life lost.

 

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