Boat Sinks and is Raised in 1912

(08/06/2002)

Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 12/31/1912.

Steamer Edith H Sinks

The Steamer Edith H., owned by the Grantsville Mill Co., sunk in the local harbor Saturday morning.  Captain James Huffman had had the boat fired up Friday evening and was breaking ice in the pool in front of the mill, and it is supposed that some of the calking was dislodged and a leak sprung in the hull of the vessel.  A battery of pumps were set to work as soon as the boat went down and it was raised with not a great deal of damage done.