The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Jan. 31, 1872

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p.2 Power's Marine Railway - Shipbuilding as alluded to in a late issue, is unusually brisk during the present winter season, and for mechanics versed in that particular kind of work, there seems to be no lack of employment. The Marine Railway, under the energetic supervision of Mr. Power, presents a lively business like aspect. There are several matters of which we might speak, but awaiting a more opportune time to enter into details, we will confine our comments to the rebuilding of the yacht Gorilla, owned by Captain C. Jifford, M.P.P., of Cobourg. Last fall she was hauled out on the ways for improvement (reconstruction would be the proper word.) Mr. Jifford desired her remodelled and enlarged, yet wished to retain a portion bearing the name, by which she is so well known among the nautical community. Her former design was materially changed, six feet being added to her length, which makes her now some fifty feet over all. With these alterations little remains of the old Gorilla. Her cabin, 16 x 9 feet, finished in black walnut and ash, and lighted by windows of stained glass, will be fitted up with a view to comfort, convenience and accommodation, and with the new rigging and canvass, she will rank A-1 for appearance and sailing qualities. She will be completed by the opening of the yachting season.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Jan. 31, 1872