Clipped From The Ludington Daily News
A report from the Clemson heard at 7:25 a. m. (EST) said the Steinbrenner had radioed its hatches had blown off in strong wind and that it was taking on water. Cold weather and the high winds hampered searchers. One report said the temperature was near freezing. The Steinbrenner reportedly hit a reef off Thunder Bay on the south side of Isle Royale, the famous island national park. The ship, with a cargo of iron ore, at first had been reported down with all hands. The 6,900-ton freighter had taken on its cargo at Duluth. Radio reports received here said a 60- mile-an hour gale ripped the cargo hatches off before she went down. Two freighters—the Hochelaga and Ontadoc—w.ere in the vicinity oi' the sinking, 'about 60 miles^ southeast of Port Arthur in U. S. waters. They started an immediate immediate search.