May Float The Metzner
Believed That the Hull Is Uninjured - Quiet on Waterfront
The windbound fleet that has been in the harbor for the past two days is getting away today, the heavy seas in the lake having run down with the wind, which blew itself out early this morning.
Captain Daryaw was busy today making a survey of the schooner Lizzie Metzner. She is high and dry on the beach, and is believed that her hull is uninjured. Light, she draws only a few feet of water and it is believed that if jack-screws could be gotten under her and ways placed out into the water that she might be pulled off.
The thing most essential for such work, however, is good weather and reasonably smooth water, which is not always obtainable at this season. Captain Daryaw may have the Metzner afloat and loaded for another trip to Kingston this fall.
The steamer Ralph and consort Dobbins that ran here for shelter Monday night, bound from Erie with coal, got away for Kingston this morning. The steamers Jenks, Isabella H. and the Emerson and two barges also got an early start followed by the John Randall, bound for Smiths Falls.
The steamer Gowne, with the schooner H.A. Holmes, will also get away some time today to make the run to Kingston after which they will go to the coast. The tug Cornelia and the yacht Flavia expect to get away via canal today for Albany. The boiler-house has been taken out of the Cornelia and the gasoline tug Yankton will probably tow her to the Hudson River. The McVittie is loading for Montreal at the Lackawanna trestle.