WORK OF RELEASING BOATS PROGRESSES
Sault Ste. Marie, Nov. 14. -- The work on the F. G. Hartwell, ashore below Iroquois Point light, is proceeding as fast as possible.
The ore is being thrown overboard and it is expected that the vessel will be floated some time today. One thousand tons has been jettisoned but the pumps have been unable to keep down the water and more of her cargo will have to be lightered.
Great difficulty has been experienced in lightering the steamer William Nottingham, fast on a ledge of rock between Parisan and Sand Islands. A large derrick scow was working but the vessel was leaking so badly that as fast as the grain was removed, the water would run in. Three pumps from the Pittsburgh Steamship Company store were taken up Thursday and it is expected she will be released by Saturday. Her cargo will be a total loss.
The Nottingham is lying in an exposed position and it is desired to release her as quickly as possible as the weather may change at any time.
Reprinted from the Port Huron Times-Herald,
November 14, 1913, Page 1