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Regina (Schooner), C85423, leak, 1892


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An Odd Way to Stop a Leak
      Ludington, August, 28. - An odd way of stopping a leak in a boat was successfully tried with the schooner REGINA to-day. The Regina put in here yesterday laden with wheat from Chicago to Kingston, leaking badly. The crew had only been able to keep the boat afloat by great efforts. This morning a diver tried to find the leak, but was unsuccessful. As a final resort a large quantity of sawdust was thrown into the water around the boat and a tug forced it under all parts of the Regina by working its wheel. The crew in the meantime continued to pump out the water as fast as it came in. Finally the sawdust lodged in the hidden leak. This stopped the inflow of water and the REGINA left in tow of the DAVID C. THOMPSON at 5 p.m.. An extra crew was taken on to work the pump in case the sawdust worked out. It is not thought that the cargo has thus far been badly damaged.
      Detroit Free Press
      August 29, 1892




Schooner REGINA. Official Canada No. 85423. Of 411 tons Register. Built 1870; rebuilt Kingston, Ont., 1886. Home port, Montreal, Que. 171.0 x 25.7 x 11.3 Owned by Montreal Transportation Co., Montreal, Que.
      List of Vessels on the Registry Books of the
      Dominion of Canada on December 31, 1898
     
note:-- schooner REGINA, ex steam screw EUROPE


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Reason: leak
Lives: nil
Remarks: Uninjured
Date of Original:
1892
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Local identifier:
McN.W.24378
Language of Item:
English
  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.95528 Longitude: -86.45258
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Regina (Schooner), C85423, leak, 1892