Clipped From Escanaba Morning Press
REBUILD TURRET CHIEF roe OCEAN I I Calumet, Mich., May 8.—The Canadian steamer Tuiret Chief which was wrecked at Copper Harbor in the big storm cf Nov. y, 1913, and was released last spring by Capt. Alex Cunning and the wrecker Favorite, lias been purchased from the hull under-wrlt- ers by Adam McKay and associates of Hamilton, Ont., and will be rebuilt for I use in the ocean trade. The' boat will be made seaworthy in the shortest possible time. After the Turret Chief was released from the rocks at Copper Harbor, she was taken to Port Arthur and beached. The underwriters paid for the ship as-a total loss, about $110,00, and have had her on the market since then. Mr. McKay has chartered the ship for the first trip after she has been repaired. She will load at a Canadian port for Great Britain and will ply exclusively in the tran.s-Atlantie trad*1 as long as there is any business. It will be required two months to put the Turret Chief In shape. Her bottom is practically all gone and the expense of repairing her will run well up into the thousands. The price paid by Mr. McKay was not made pub'ic. The Turret Chief was built in Eng- land in 1896. She is 253 feet long and has a beam of 41 feet. Prior to co’n- ing to the lakes she was employed on which trade she was (salt water, for designed. “I exiect the trans-Atlantic business to be profitable as long as the war lasts,” Mr. McKay said in discussing , liis purchase. "After the war, nobody knows what will happen."