Will Take Coal From Steamer
Salvage Prince and Barge Davie at Work.
Efforts to salvage the cargo of 375 tons of chestnut coal in the steamer Hinckley, aground on Stony Point, were started Thursday. Plans of Captain A.R. Hinckley, to fit out a derrick scow owned by him and go to the scene of of the stranding, which occurred when the steamer sprung a leak that could not be handled by the pumps aboard, were abandoned, and after consulting with Captain Pyke of the Pyke Wrecking Company, Kingston, Ont., a start was made Thursday morning shortly after 9 o'clock in the tug Salvage Prince which took on extra pumps here for the expedition.
The steel barge, Davie, of the Pyke Company, which Captain Hinckley raised himself several years ago, and which embarked him in the salvage business was enroute from Kingston at 10 o'clock this morning to meet the Salvage Prince at Stony Point.
The coal cargo will be removed first into the Davie and then efforts will be made to find the leak in the Hinckley and float the steamer. There was a brisk breeze from the north during Thursday morning and it was believed there would be considerable of a sea rolling in on Stony Point and fears were expressed the steamer might start to break up, but the wind and sea moderated towards noon.
The Salvage Prince started first Thursday at 6 o'clock with a barge in tow but there was too much sea to go farther than a few miles in the lake, Captain Pyke returning for fearing of losing the barge and equipment.