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Twenty-four Lost

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Port Hope, Mich.. Nov. 8.- The steamer Albany of the Western Transit company and the steamer Philadelphia of the Anchor line collided on Lake Huron off Point Ani Barqnes at 2 o'clock Tuesday morningin a dense fog. TheĂŤAlbany was taken in tow by the Philadelphia, bnt sank In half an hour, her crew goicg on board the Anchor liner. Shortly afterward the Philadelphia went down in 200 feet of water. The crews took to two lifeboats. One had 23 persons on board, and reached the shore in safety. The other boat contained 34 people. It was capsized and all on board were lost. Poet Huron, Nov. 7.- Captain McDonald of the Albany and 20 survivora from Tuesday's collision arrived here Wednesday at 11 o'clock. The captain was too troubled to make any statement of the collision, and besides he had received strict orders from the Western Transit company to remain silent concerning the disaster. He said. however, that he did not think the yawl which capsized had been lost with the Philadelphia, but thought possibly it was overturned later. A member of the Philadelphia crew said his boat struck the Albany on the starboard side, the latter being off her course. The Philadelphia. he said, would have reached shore had she not etopped to totv the sinking Albany. and all hands from both boats would have been saved. The survivors of both boats received free transportation here. The Albany's men were sent to Buffalo and the Philadelphia's survivors to Erie.


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