BARGE HALSTED RELEASED.
The barge Halsted, which was on the
beach at Washington Harbor, was re
leased and brought here Sunday.
The Halsted was driven on the beach
during the storm of November last and
was given up as a total loss, having been
raised high and dry by the wind and
waves. Her owners, the Soper Lumber
Co., offered her for sale and she was
purchased by Greilling Bros. of Green
Bay. Several weeks,ago the dredge belonging to the Company was sent to
Washington Harbor while on its way
to Thompson, Mich., and a channel was
dug to the stranded vessel thru the sand
and gravel. After everything was in
readiness the barge was rolled into the
ditch and pulled out into the harbor.
She was brought here Sunday by the
steam barge Albert Soper and landed at
the shipyard, where she was put on the
boxes for an examination and repairs. It
was found that some of the planks on
the bottom needed replacing, this pounding she received during the terrific storm
having broken or chewed them pretty
The Greilling company will have the
vessel fixed up at the shipyard and feel
that they will have a cheap boat at
that. She will be used by them in their
The above picture of the boat shows
the condition she was in after the storm,
and also gives some idea of the wrecking job required to effect her release.