Bowboat 'Satellite' Sinks


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Sabula Gazette, November 4, 1899.

Bowboat Satellite Sinks-

Capt. George Winans, the well-known riverman, and owner of the towboat, Saturn and bowboat, Satellite , both very familiar in these waters, has had hard luck again. He is credited with taking bigger risks and bigger tows than any other man on the river and it appears that the losses are correspondingly great. The bowboat Satellite sank near Quincy the early part of the week, and will be wrecked, as there is not enough left to pay for the raising of the little steamer. The accident occurred when the Saturn was taking a raft south. The Satellite struck a sandbar and before the Saturn could be stopped she rammed the raft nearly through the grounded boat. The entire side of the bowboat was broken in and a barge is now engaged in removing the machinery which is yet good.

-Dubuque Telegraph

Submitted by Ken Wright