Beaches Steamer When Leak Gains
Steamer Hinckley Loaded With Coal for Canada
Loaded with a full cargo of chestnut coal, taken on Monday afternoon, at the Lehigh Valley coal trestle, Fair Haven, the steamer Hinckley of this city is beached at Stony Point, where the captain and owner, Captain A.R. Hinckley ran her to prevent sinking, after all efforts to subdue a leak below the water line had developed after leaving Oswego, where Captain Hinckley put in Monday afternoon to get an additional steam siphon.
The Hinckley was cleared for Gananoque, Ont., and had expected to be discharged from her cargo today and return to Oswego tonight or early Wednesday morning to start the work of towing targets for the 244th Coast Artillery, which is in camp at Fort Ontario.
Captain Hinckley reported by telephone to Oswego that he was unable to account for the leak which developed while going down the lake. There was no sea, and he cut into Stony Passage to make certain of not being too far from land at any time and to prevent any casualty. Off Stony Point the leak got ahead of the pumps, and he put the Hinckley on the beach to prevent the steamer sinking.
It was expected Tuesday afternoon that the tug Salvage Prince, owned by the Pyke Wrecking Company, Kingston, Ont., would get a lighter and salvage the cargo of the Hinckley and then tow the latter off the shore. The wrecking tug had been in Oswego for two or three days, but cleared Tuesday.