Ancient Hooker p. 2

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Ancient Hooker — (Continued from Page One.) all the results of mirage and imagination? imagination? Bowen's book went on to explain that the Curtis, along with its two tow barges, Annie M. Peterson and Seldon E. Marvin, owned by the Edward Hines Lumber Co., were engaged in hauling lumber from Baraga, Mich., to Tonawanda, N. Y. Aboard the three vessels were 26 men with two women, a cook and a stewardess on the Curtis. On Wednesday, Nov. 18, 1914 the three boats were loaded at Baraga and cast off for the eastern port. Leaving Keeweenaw Bay, the trio entered entered Lake Superior and headed for Whitefish Point and the Soo. With night pame a howling blizzard, which lasted throughout the next day. Nothing more was ever seen of the three vessels. Some time later the bodies of six men, two women and some wreckage were found on the south shore of Lake Superior. Two other men lived to reach land but were frozen to death before reaching a habitation, then- bodies being found later. Did the Curtis somehow ride out the storm and put into an unknown unknown port along the lakes? Did the crew members develop amnesia amnesia from their experiences? These and many other questions passed through the minds of coal dock workers and officials today after the mysterious visit of the old lumber "hooker." The best explanation of the phenomenon is that today is April Fool's Day 1952. ity written

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  1. The Sandusky Register,
  2. 01 Apr 1952, Tue,
  3. Page 10

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