BAKER COMES OFF SAWTOOTH REEF
Speedy Recovery of Ship From Perilous Spot Receives Commendation.
With the aid of air compressors, Captain Alex Cunning and the wrecker Favorite, of the Great Lakes Towing company, were successful in floating the steel steamer George S. Baker, of the Pittsburgh Steamship company, off Sawtooth reef, near Eagle River, Keweenaw point, Lake Superior, Thursday morning, after lightering about 3,500 tons of the ship's ore cargo.
The speedy recovery of the vessel before rough weather interrupted wrecking operations, or inflicted more serious damage to the stranded freighter is receiving commendation of vesselmen, who recall the obstacles that attended efforts to recover the W. C. Moreland two years ago at the same place.
Captain W. W. Smith, marine superintendent of the Pittsburgh Steamship company, is now with the Baker and probably will accompany her to a drydock at Detroit or on Lake Erie, where a survey can be made of her damage. It is believed that the steamer has 20 or more broken plates.