Monday, May 9, 2011
Peter M. Heminger
On May 6, 1924, Peter Heminger and two other men lost their lives when the sandsucker Protection went down in a storm just off of Cedar Point. The Protection, a vessel from the Kelley Island Lime and Transport Co., had just taken on a load of sand when it suddenly was overturned in the choppy waves. Capt. David Robb said that everything happened so quickly, he wasn't sure exactly what happened! Also lost in the accident were William Tebbe, engineer, and Norman Carroll, fireman. Two other men were rescued by the Clinton, another vessel owned by the Kelley Island Lime and Transport. Several articles covered the loss of the Protection in Sandusky newspapers.
Mr. Heminger was survived by a wife and daughter. He had lost a son in World War One. Funeral services for Peter M. Heminger were conducted by Rev. H. E. Pfeiffer, and burial was in Oakland Cemetery.