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Gladstone (Propeller), sunk by collision, 1 Nov 1903

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An examination was made yesterday of the prop. GLADSTONE which sunk in collision with the SACRAMENTO off Bar Pt. last Friday night. A hole was found ripped in her port side down near the bilge, 35 ft. long and 5 ft. wide, through which the grain cargo is running into the lake. The bulkheads between the cargo and engine room broke filling the engine room with oats and water. Steam is being kept in one boiler to keep the pipes from freezing although the water has reached one engine grate and is near the other. The decks and timbers of the GLADSTONE are greatly strained. Preparations are being made to put a temporary patch on the GLADSTONE to enable her to be lifted. She will be repaired at Detroit.
      Buffalo Evening News
      November 23, 1903

An effort is being made to free the prop. GLADSTONE wrecked at Bar Pt. , by pumping her grain cargo into the lake. The divers were compelled to stop work yesterday on account of the rough weather. All the pumps could do was lower the water below the fire hold. It is believed with favorable weather the vessel might be floated. M.A. Bradley, owner of the GLADSTONE and Capt. J.J. Rodgers, representing the insurance on the cargo, have gone to the scene of the wreck. A lighter has been ordered to save as much of the cargo as possible.
      Buffalo Evening News
      November 24, 1903

Little work was done yesterday toward raising the prop. GLADSTONE, owing to the unfavorable weather. More pumps will be secured with which to work on the wreck.
      Buffalo Evening News
      November 25, 1903

Of the cargo of 130,000 bu. of grain of the sunken prop. GLADSTONE, 7,000 bu., all that is dry, has been put on the schr. HAMMOND. The GLADSTONE proceed to Detroit under her own steam after being relived of her cargo.
      Buffalo Evening News
      November 28, 1903

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Reason: sunk by collision
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.055277 Longitude: -83.116388
William R. McNeil
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Gladstone (Propeller), sunk by collision, 1 Nov 1903