Oswego Daily Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), 10 Dec 1897
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Kingston, Ont.,, Dec. 9. - It has been decided to abandon the steamer Rosedale, wrecked on Charity Shoal. This morning the water in her hold had receded, and it was thought there was a prospect of floating her. A tug was made fast to the stern and after a few minutes' pulling, the stranded steamer swung around a trifle and then stuck fast.
As soon as she moved the water rushed in again, gaining over six feet in less than five minutes. Men working in the hold were drive out by the inrushing water, and had to seek safety above. Despite the efforts of five pumps, not an inch could be gained on the water, the inrush being in excess of he quantity pumped out.
After waiting several hours in the battle, those in charge concluded they were fighting an uneven struggle, and orders were given to cease work. Everything movable was placed aboard the schooner Grantham and the wreck was abandoned. - Buffalo Express Special.
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