The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Hope to Save Wrecked Tomlinson Freighter
Duluth News Tribune (Duluth, MN), 14 Nov 1913, p. 2

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Reports from the Soo last night said that work on the steamer Fred G. Hartwell of the Tomlinson line, Duluth, was proceeding as fast as the weather permitted. Ore is being thrown overboard, and the lighters expect to float it today.

"More than 1,000 tons have been jettisoned," reads the report, "but the pumps have been unable to keep down the water, and more of its cargo will have to be lightered."

Wreckers are experiencing great difficulty in reaching the steel steamer William Nottingham, which is fast on a ledge of rock between the Parsian and Sand islands. A large derrick scow finally succeeded in getting near enough to work, but the boat was leaking so badly that as fast as the grain was removed the water would run in. Three pumps from the Pittsburgh Steamship Company stores were taken up lake yesterday morning and the wreckers may succeed in releasing the boat by Saturday. The cargo will be a total loss. Any change in the weather will probably mean that the boat will be lost entirely, as it is lying in an exposed position.

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    Latitude: 46.765901654243 Longitude: -84.6912318496094
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Hope to Save Wrecked Tomlinson Freighter