The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Tues., Oct. 7, 1919

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Timber From Mills Didn't Last Long
Big Squad Out to Gather it in as Steamer on Ford Shoals Broke in Two - Some Worked All Night

The steamer Mills, which went ashore on Ford Shoals several weeks ago, and for the past two weeks has been on the verge of going to pieces, broke in two yesterday afternoon and the shore along Beach Oswego toward evening was well strewn with her planking. Shortly after dusk a large portion of the bow of the boat came ashore and was secured by two men who were engaged in salvaging the wreckage.

They tied the boat to a rock near shore and before morning had the entire piece stripped. Other men labored all night picking up wood and dragging it to safe spots, where it was carted away by teams. The men worked all through the night and were well paid for their labors. They now have a backyard full of lumber that will make excellent kindling for the Winter.

Some of the men even went so far as to walk into the wear clothes and all in order to secure the wood as it came ashore, before the others. All that remains of the Mills is a section of the stern, where the boilers are located.

The Mills was stripped of her gear, boats and light fixtures a couple of weeks ago, and the LeBeau Wrecking Company has the contract for removing her boiler and engines.

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Richard Palmer
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Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Tues., Oct. 7, 1919