Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 20 Aug, 1903
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OFFICIAL TEST DELAYED
EASTLAND DISABLED BY PICKING UP A WIRE CABLE
Chicago, August 19. - Friday is the time set by the Jenks Shipbuilding Co. for an official test of the new steamer Eastland. Instead of proving her speed in a effort to win a bonus for her builders, the big vessel is in dry-dock with no prospects of release until Thursday night.
Her trouble results from a wire cable having been caught in one of her propellers and ground into one of her bearings. The cable threatened the ship with disablement when discovered by a diver.
The Eastland was sent to dry-dock in the North Branch of the Chicago river to-day, and the steamer Soo City chartered to cover her run to South Haven during her retirement.
In the speed trials, Jenks company officials hoped to drive the Eastland twenty miles or more an hour. Each quarter mile over twenty miles an hour means a bonus of $2,500 to the builders, while each quarter mile less means a like forfeiture.
A special consignment of West Virginia coal has been provided for the trial trip, which is to be made as soon as the boat is once more in good running order.
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- Dave Swayze
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Maritime History of the Great Lakes