BUMPED INTO WRECK
SMALL STEAMER RAN ON LINDEN, BUT BACKED OFF.
VESSELS CANNOT PASS SUNKEN BOAT TWO ABREAST.
Now Quite Certain That Bodies Have Floated Away.
The position of the sunken steamer LINDEN, above Sans Souci, St. Clair river, is such that all captains are warned to pass on the Canadian side, and not to attempt to pass two abreast. She will be lighted at night by two white lights on the mainmast. The CITY OF ROME will be lighted by a white light at the bow and one at the stern.
A small steamer which passed up about 10 o’clock Friday night had a narrow escape. She attempted to pass between the lights on the LINDEN, and ran upon the wreck. The boat was moving slowly, and by sheer good fortune was able to back off with no injury.
The uprights of the cabin of the LINDEN have about all floated away, and an examination yesterday resulted in the settled opinion that the bodies of Mr. and Mrs. Hardy have floated away and will be found in the course of ten days at some point along the Flats or lower down.
The cargo on the LINDEN is all that will be worth raising. The crew were taken to Sandusky yesterday.
Many sightseers are visiting the ROME, where Capt. Holmes is keeping watch. Occasionally the floor under his feet is partially awash by swells from the big boats passing. Rough weather would doubtless make trouble for him.
The Linden was visited yesterday by Capt. C. H. Sinclair, looking after the cargo, and by John Tuttle, of Cleveland, who was looking after the hull.
A. J. Gilchrist was still at Algonac, last evening, taking depositions of the crew of the ROME. Nothing will be done toward raising her until he confers with J. C. Gilchrist, who has been away from Cleveland for several days.
All Bodies Recovered.
All the bodies carried down on the fishing tug GRACE M., sunk in Lake Erie by the Canadian cutter VIGILANT, have now been recovered. That of Martin Olsen was washed ashore on Pelee Island, Friday.