|Coast Guard Recovers Sunken Craft
CHARLEVOIX - The U.S. Coast guard cutter Sundew has recovered a 24-foot motor cargo boat lost Friday in 20feet of water at White Shoals light station in northern Lake Michigan while the station was being manned.
Don Meggison, local diver, found the craft Sunday 10 minutes after reaching the site. The sunken boat, with a small hole in its port side, was lifted aboard the Sundew.
The cargo boat, carrying supplies and personal gear from the Sundew to the light station Friday, was swamped by waves and drift ice and sank near the base if the station.
The four men aboard the craft were thrown into the water. They were rescued by crewmen of a second cargo boat that was aiding the operation.
After recovering the boar, the Sundew went to Lansing shoals light station where the crew was placed to open the light for the season. The ship then traveled to Mackinaw City where it picked up crewmen for Poe Reef, Martin's Reef and spectacle Reef light stations.
Enroute unmanned light stations at Round Island Passage and 14-Foot Shoal were to be placed in operation. The crew for the Thunder Bay light station was to be taken there Monday.
James W. Seidl, acing commander of Coast Guard group Charlevoix, said this would conclude the opening of all light stations in the group which includes installations from Grand Traverse bay on Lake Michigan to Alpena on Lake Huron.
The beaver Head and St.James light stations were placed in operation Monday.
|Page 24, Part 1 MILWAUKEE SENTINEL Friday, November 11,1966|
|Ice Cutter Beginning
Double Test Run
|Special to The Sentinel||A vibrator in the forward hold will produce vibratios at 900 cycles per
second. Coast guard engineers believethe vibrations will help free the
ship if it is trappee by ice.
| Sturgeon Bay, Wis. - The coast guard cutter Sundew will head out into
the Great Lakes Friday, ready for a two phase reseatch project in ice breaking.
Two experimental systems designed to improve the cutter's ice breaking ability were installed on the ship at the Sturgeon bay ship and drydock Co. The ship, normally assigned to buoy tending, will test the following systems: