The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Ashtabula (Dredge), 30 Jan 1879

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The machinery of the big dredge ASHTABULA, wrecked at our Harbor in attempts to raise the YORK STATE a few weeks ago, has all been receoverd, almost uninjured. A new hull is to be ...

      The work of raising the dredge and removing the machinery has been continued with perseverance for nearly a month. While raising the stern of the wreck, the frames broke in the middle. Blocking was then placed under the middle of the wreck, and chains swept under the frame to keep things together. The boiler and engines have been secured and the task will soon be completed.

      The A. & P. R.R. Co. intend to rebuild their dredge (ASHTABULA) as soon as possible, and will also construct new docks to the extent of 60,000 square feet.
      Ashtabula News
      January 30, 1879 8-2

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Ashtabula (Dredge), 30 Jan 1879