T. W. Snook (Propeller), U24949, aground, 1 Jul 1911
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WILKINSON AND COULBY RELEASED
Wreckers SNOOK and DOUGLAS are Still Lying on the Bottom.
The steamers HARRY COULBY and HORACE WILKINSON, which were blown aground on a shoal about a thousand feet from the shore at the foot of South Michigan street during the wind storm which swept over the lakes a few days ago, were released yesterday and have cleared from port. The steamer SNOOK and the wrecker DOUGLAS, owned by Captain William H, Baker, are still on the bottom near Guinea Bay.
Immediately after the storm the pumps of the COULBY and WILKINSON were set in motion, and it was not long before the water bottoms were pumped dry. The boats were then easily floated. No damage was done to either vessel and both cleared from this port yesterday afternoon, the WILKINSON for Toledo and the COULBY for Superior.
The wreckers, the SNOOK and the DOUGLAS, which went to the bottom near Guinea Bay, are still undisturbed, and no effort has as yet been made to release them. They are, however, in no immediate danger, and as Captain Baker is concentrating his attention on the raising of the wrecked steamer WILLIAM C. RICHARDSON, nothing will probably be done for some time towards floating them.
Buffalo Evening News
Saturday, July 29, 1911 12 - 7
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The cofferdam which will be used in attempting to raise the wreck of the stm. WILLIAM C. RICHARDSON has been towed out of Guinea Bay and is now lying behind the breakwall off South Michigan St. Active operations of raising the wreck will be started the first of next week. The wrecker SNOOK which went aground during the storm about a month ago was released yesterday morning.
Buffalo Morning Express
August 19, 1911 3-3
Steam screw T.W. SNOOK. U. S. No. 24949. Of 168.54 tons gross; 124.9 tons net. Built Mount Clemens, Mich., 1873. Home port, Montague, Mich. 133.0 x 24.0 x 9.0 Of 112 nominal horse-power.
Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1885
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