Riverboat Sinks at Grantsville in 1910

(08/24/2001)

Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 6/14/1910.

The Steamer Harry W Sunk

Last Monday night the Harry W. the passenger packet between here and Creston, sunk while laying at the wharf at this town.  The boat arrived here with a load of passengers late that evening, and while the water was at a stage of near 15 feet they tied the boat to the bank and the river fell so fast that the bow of the boat soon rested on the bank causing it to sink.  The crew worked several days before getting it raised.  There was quite a lot of merchandise, etc., yet on the boat which was all badly damaged.


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