The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oswego Palladium-Times (Oswego, NY), Sat., Aug. 3, 1929

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May Not Float Stranded Ship
Excessive Leaks In Hull Prevent Salvage.

The steamer Hinckley may never be salvaged from Stony Point, where she was grounded Tuesday morning with a load of chestnut coal for Gananoque, Ont., marine men who were in touch with the situation at Stony Point stated.

The steamer has taken a more decided list to port since most of the coal cargo was removed by the Salvage Prince and lighters of the Pyke Wrecking Company, of Kingston, and efforts to find and stop leaks in the hull so that pumps could remove the water inside have proven fruitless so far, according to the last reports from Stony Point received by the U.S. Steamboat Inspectors in Oswego, awaiting word to go to the scene when the steamer is free.

Several started butts of planks sprung when the steamer hit the rocks when she was beached by Captain Hinckley are believed to have caused the excessive leaks, which must be stopped before it will be safe to tow the ship off the flat rock shoal where she lies. Weather conditions have been most favorable, but with a northerly or northeasterly blow of any weight the steamer is likely to break up, marine men said.

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Richard Palmer
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Oswego Palladium-Times (Oswego, NY), Sat., Aug. 3, 1929