The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Watertown Herald (Watertown, NY), Saturday July 6, 1918

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Barge Phelps Floated

The barge Captain Phelps, a 200 ton craft built and owned by Captain Frank Phelps of Chaumont, was brought into Chaumont Bay Sunday from the Gallup Island, where she was beached last fall during the storm that wrecked two government vessels.

With another barge and a tug the Captain Phelps was enroute between Cape Vincent and Oswego when caught in the storm. The tug and barge were beached to save them from sinking.

With the engineering skill which floated the Acacia after owners and underwriters had abandoned the schooner on shoals off Sacket’s Harbour, Captain Phelps got his barge off the island with slight damage. It was towed to Chaumont Sunday by the tug Little Mac and tied up at the dock under the lee of Cherry Island.

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Richard Palmer
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Watertown Herald (Watertown, NY), Saturday July 6, 1918