BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Six members of the Coast Guard lost in a storm on Lake Erie a century ago are being honored.
The steam-powered Light Vessel 82 was warning ships coming and going from Buffalo Harbor in the fall of 1913 when a severe storm hit. The exact spot where the 100-foot-long vessel sank near Crystal Beach in Ontario is unknown.
The Buffalo News reports (http://bit.ly/1evFQUQ ) that descendants of the ship's captain, Hugh Williams, will visit a memorial plaque at Crystal Beach's Waterfront Park on Friday and participate in a service commemorating the sacrifices Williams and his crew.
On Saturday, aboard the USS Little Rock at the Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park, they will take turns ringing the ship's bell in honor of the lost men.