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Geraldine (Propeller), C97120, aground, 1 Dec 1912


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The steamer GERALDINE, owned by Messrs. Galma & Danter, ParTy Sound, went on the rocks near Copperhead, in the south channel. The steamer, with a scow loaded with 125 cords of tanbark was going from Horse Island to Penetang, when caught in a gale near Sans Souci. As a very heavy sea was running the scow became Unmanageable, and Capt. Hess Johnson, who was in charge of the steamer, tried to get her alongside of the scow, which drifted ashore, canying the steamer with it. The crew battled with the gale all night, but were unable to get the boat off and she sank to the main deck. The boat lies in a position exposed to the west and southwest winds, but there is hope of getting her off unless a heavy wind blows from the lake. Captain Danter went to Penetang with the tug Maggie May for pumps and will make every effort to save the GERALDINE. This is the first serious accident this company has had in twenty years, and the first tanbark they have lost in twenty-five years. About seventy or eighty cords of the scow load have been lost
      Collingwood Bulletin
      December, 5,1912


The steamer Geraldine, owned by Messrs Galna & Danter, Parry Sound, which went on the rocks, has been abandoned for the winter and may be a total loss. Last week Capt. Danter, with two gasoline pumps from Penetang, succeeded in partially raising the steamer, when one of the pumps broke down and the boat again filled. Owing to a shift of the wind work had to be abandoned and later the steamer slipped into deeper water. The late season and rough water makes it impossible to continue the work of raising the vessel this fall.
      Collingwood Bulletin
      December 12,1912
the above extracts, courtesy of Bill Hester

"Copperhead Island, 29 feet high, and situated three-quarters of a mile northward from Double island, is the southeastern of a large group separated from Fryingpan Island by a channel one and a half cables wide and 7 fathoms in depth. There is a lodge with a private wharf on the island."
      Great lakes Pilot, Vol. 2, 1968


Screw GERALDINE. Official Canada No. 97120. Built 1893 at Parry Sound, Ont. Home port, Collingwood, Ont. Of 65 gross tons; 45 tons reg. 66.0 x 14. 4 x 6.8 a 6 horsepower screw. Owned by J. Galma, M. O., Parry Sound, Ont.
      List of Canadian Registered Steam Vessels
      on the Registry Books on December 31, 1905
     
     
Screw GERALDINE. Official Canada No. 97120. Built 1893 at Parry Sound, Ont. Home port, Collingwood, Ont. Of 65 gross tons; 45 tons reg. 66.0 x 14. 4 x 6.8 a 6 horsepower screw. Owned by the Conger Lumber Co., Ltd. of Toronto, Ont..
      List of Canadian Registered Steam Vessels
      on the Registry Books on December 31, 1920
     


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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: cordwood
Remarks: Got off
Date of Original:
1912
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Local identifier:
McN.W.25146
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Geraldine (Propeller), C97120, aground, 1 Dec 1912