The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
To Raise the Barge Masten
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Door County Advocate (Sturgeon Bay, WI), 30 Apr 1898, p. 1, column 1


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To Raise the Barge masten.

An effort will be made by the wrecking tug Wright, of this port, to raise the barge Joseph G. Masten at Twin River Pt. The Masten lies submerged, her bow in 14 ft, of water her stern in 12 1/2 ft. She lies heading north; rests upon a bottom of quicksand about 1500 feet E by N of the lighthouse with eight feet (least depth) of water over her. She is coal- laden and she has settled decks to, the for'ard part of her being completely covered with sand.

Captain Thos. Isabell, the diver and wreck­ing master of the Wright, who will haye charge of operations is of the opinion that the Masten can be raised when lightened of her coal cargo and the sand pumped out of her hold. If the attempt of raising her proves ineffectual she wlll be stripped of her anchors, cables, light spars, masts, etc.

It is understood that the wrecking company has a wrecking bill against the Masten. It will be remembered the Masten went ashore last fall together with the steamer Keystone, which had her in tow. The Keystone was re­leased by the Wright, but all efforts to release the Masten were unsuccessful.

The Masten is 621 gross tons burden; 186.6 ft long by 33.7. beam and 13.3 depth. She was built at Cleveland in 1867.

Captain Isabell has his eye on several other wrecks down at the foot of the lake.


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Newspaper
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Date of Publication:
30 Apr 1898
Subject(s):
Personal Name(s):
Isabell, Thomas
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Wisconsin, United States
    Latitude: 44.2125 Longitude: -87.50786
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To Raise the Barge Masten