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The Ravenna



Davenport Republican
June 13, 1902
Pg. 6

WELL KNOWN RIVER MEN WERE DROWNED
 

The Storm Yesterday overturned and Sank Steamer Ravenna

A dispatch by the Associated press last night brought the news that the tornado yesterday overturned and sank the steamer Ravenna at he Maquoketa Chute, four miles up the river from Dubuque, while 15 of the crew, who clung to the bottom of the boat were rescued by the steamer Teal.

The dead are:
Capt. Hoy, aged 52: Clerk, Byron Trask, aged 42, both of Stillwater, Minn. Louis Walker, aged 19, of Reedís Landing, and a Mr. Dell, aged 33, of La Crosse. The Ravenna is a rafter well known here.