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X-17. TALES OF THE MUSH-ICE-HEROES. Harper’s Weekly. March 2, 1901

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X-17. TALES OF THE MUSH-ICE-HEROES. Harper’s Weekly. March 2, 1901

X-17. Spears, John R., TALES OF THE MUSH-ICE-HEROES. Harper’s Weekly. March 2, 1901 . 2p. Great 2-page tale of the Great Lakes life-savers as they braved to get across the “mush-ice” to perform their rescues. Mush-ice is always found along the shore as the season of lake navigation draws to a close. Though it thickens and clots, it does not harden and thus poses serious difficulties to the life-savers in making their way across it with their equipment to reach a wreck. A number of tales are told from the annuals of the Life-Saving Service reports, including the efforts of the Marquette , Michigan crews during the great of November 1886. Includes a number of other tales including the wreck of the City of Duluth near St. Joseph , the schooner J. H. Hartzell south of Frankfort , and more. Includes six nice engraved illustrations. Full issue. (VG). $38.