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Steamer Rosedale
Oswego Daily Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), 16 Dec 1897

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The Donnelley's Will Attempt To Raise Her
If Successful They Will Receive
Seventeen Thousand Dollars for
The Job - The Folgers of Kingston
Make an Offer for the Stranded Steamer

The Kingston, (Ont.) Times has the following:

Saturday evening the news was circulated around the city that another attempt would be made to get the steamer Rosedale to port. Inquiry made showed tha there was truth in the report and it was found that the Donnelly Wrecking Company had been offered the large sum of $17,000 if they succeeded in raising the steamer and placing her in the drydock.

Capt. McLeod, of Buffalo, is still here, looking after the interests of the underwriers and will remain to see what the result will be. Capt. Donnelly, spoken to this morning, said that they will endeavor to patch her up, pump her out, and bring her to port. He was at the wreck early this morning and says she is in the same position, with the exception of her stern seems to be a little more battered.

"We are playing for high stakes," he said, "and will try to win." B.W. Folger was asked as to the rumor that he had, on behalf of his firm, purchased the steamer as she lays. He smiled in his most fascinating manner and said that they had not as yet, but they had made an offer of $10,000 for her and held an option on that amount.

Later in the day another mariner said that if she could not be got into port this fall by pumping and patching, she would be left there until the spring, when pontoons and barges would be used. She would not break up during the winer as has been intimated. She is too staunchly built for that.

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16 Dec 1897
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.041944 Longitude: -76.495277
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