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Lumber freighter captain saves entire crew with daring maneuver
September 27, 2021 @ 12:00 am
Lumber freighter, Three Brothers, left Boyne City with a load of hardwood in heavy weather on this day in 1911. The vessel began taking on water that overwhelmed the pumps. Capt. Sam Christopher elected to drive the vessel ashore on South Manitou Island, an act that destroyed the ship, but saved the lives of all onboard.