The Wreck of the Vernon

The Leelanau Enterprise has a great feature that begins…

The Vernon wasn’t exactly the Titanic. And it wasn’t her maiden voyage.

But when the ship steamed out of Good Harbor Bay Oct. 28, 1887, she was only 14 months old, and when she sank, early the following day, all except crewman Axel Stone were lost.

The Vernon had been chartered earlier that year after the propeller Champlain burned June 1, near Charlevoix with the loss of 21 lives. About three dozen passengers and crewmen, however, survived the conflagration.

Read the rest of 36 died after boat left Good Harbor in the Enterprise.

Photo credit: Shipwreck – Rouse Simmons by Rich Evenhouse (which is an interesting tale as well).