Ship wreck of the barge D. W. Rust and the schooner F. B. Berriman. Deaths of Andrew Halcrow and Charles Myers on May 7, 1877.
Marine Disaster.--On Monday evening, the steam barge D. W. Rust, Captain Pringle, collided with the schooner F. B. Berriman, Captain Thomas, about ten miles off Sturgeon Point, near this place. The Berriman was loaded with forty-two thousand bushels of wheat, and sunk in less than fifteen minutes after the collision took place. Andrew Halcrow and Charles Myers were lost. One of the crew, whose name we did not learn, had his leg badly fractured. All but the two parties named were taken on the barge and saved. The Rust, loaded with coal, was considerable injured, and now lies at East Tawas in a sinking condition.