The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Thursday, Nov. 30, 1922

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Schooner Horace Taber May Be A Total Loss
Effort to Get Her Coal Cargo Out before She Goes to Pieces.

There appears to be no doubt that the schooner Horace Taber, which went ashore at Four Mile Point is a total loss. The weather has been too rough for tugs to get very close to the stranded schooner. Marine men are convinced that she is a total loss, and the coal will probably be taken off and the wreckage will have to stay on the shore until spring. It is feared that the boat is broken in two pieces and the use of pumps will not take the water out of the hull. It will certainly be a great loss to the owner, as it was impossible to carry any insurance on the schooner at this time of year.

Anthony Rankin, M. P. P. , Collins Bay, who owns the cargo, has arranged for the Pyke tugs to go out to the stranded vessel and try and take the coal off. Unless the coal is taken off at once there is a chance that the heavy winds will break the boat to pieces and then all the coal will be lost.

On Thursday morning at 10:30 o'clock nothing had been heard from Timber Island, where the schooner Katie Eccles grounded. Marine men state that the weather was too rough Wednesday for tugs to go up to the island and try to get the crew off.

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Richard Palmer
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Thursday, Nov. 30, 1922