The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Door County Advocate (Sturgeon Bay, WI), 10 Mar 1907

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Will Raise the Bennett. The Leathem & Smith Towing & Wrecking Co. were awarded the contract by the government to remove the wreck of the sunken tug J. W. Bennett of the Nau line, which was sent to the bottom by the steamer Saugatuek at the head of Green bay on the 18th of August. The bid of the local firm for doing the work was $443, which was only $7 less than that of their nearest competitor -- Nau Bros. of Green Bay, who owned the tug at the time of the accident. The successful bidders must remove the wreck before the opening of navigation next spring, and they will be the owners of the craft. Operations will be commenced on the job as soon as the proposals are officially accepted and approved by the authorities at Washington and returned to the contractors. Meanwhile preparations are in progress to fit out the lighter Senator, with pumps, hoisting spar, etc. Diver Thos. Isabell will be employed to assist in the work of raising the craft, which it is expected will be commenced sometime the end of this week. The tug George Nelson, Capt. Al. Anderson, will be engaged on the job.

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10 Mar 1907
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  • Wisconsin, United States
    Latitude: 44.83416 Longitude: -87.37704
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Door County Advocate (Sturgeon Bay, WI), 10 Mar 1907