19 Aug 1914 Steamer Geo H VV
VAN TLECK IS FLOATED Part of Burned Ship's Lumber Cargo Will Be Saved. Special to The Free Press. Duluth. Minn.. Aueruat 18- 18- After several days work a crew of divers divers under Captain Horace Thomp- Thomp- ouii, vi uuiuin, nave succeeaea in floating the steamer George M. Van Vleck, which is almost a total wreck as a result of a Are two weeks ago. She has been towed to a lumber dock on the water front and is kept afloat by her own pumps. Between 200.000 and 300,000 feet of salable lumber can be saved from the cargo of 1,000,000 feet, according to Captain Thompson. The work of unloading has started. When this is finished -tha -tha United States marshal will auction, off the Van Vleck'a engine, boilers and pumps to pay salvage charges, asked asked by the Buffalo Steams nip company. company. She is equipped with one large marine boiler and a triple compound engine.