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
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.