Assembly Plant to Save Steamer
Capt. Hinckley Will Take Charge of Salvage Work.
Captain A.R. Hinckley, owner of the steamer Hinckley which he beached near Gravely Bay, Stony Point, on the east side towards Henderson Harbor Monday night when the steamer sprung a leak while bound for Gananoque, Ont., loaded with 375 tons of chestnut coal, will endeavor to salvage the steamer himself.
Captain Hinckley, several years ago, salvaged steamers on Lake Erie as well as on Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence river with considerable success, and has in Oswego a quantity of pumps and other equipment for that class of work.
Wednesday he was assembling the equipment on board a derrick scow owned by him, which he towed to Stony Point by the tug Salvage Prince, owned by the Pyke Wrecking Company of Kingston, Ont., and will recruit a crew to aid him in endeavoring to get the Hinckley afloat. If he can locate the leak, which forced him to put the steamer on the beach, Captain Hinckley is certain he will be able to refloat her without trouble and without damage. She grounded easily on a flat rock, and as nearly as he could ascertain before abandoning her, after the crew had first taken to the yawl boat, there was no damage done.