The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 20, 1877

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p.3 The yacht Irene, of Port Hope, was in the harbour today on her way up the river from the Thousand Islands.

Steamboat Whistling - A propeller, said to be the Oswego Belle, having a disagreeable whistle, gave a very liberal specimen of it last evening. We presume some of the hands had come on shore, and forgot to return. So much whistling at night is very disagreeable and should be put a stop to.

Launch of a Schooner

On Saturday afternoon there was launched at the shipyard of Power & Co., Ontario street, one of the best schooners ever launched in Kingston harbour. The launch was announced to take place at half-past four, and at that hour there assembled a large crowd to witness the vessel gliding off the ways into what has been called, for some reason or other, we know not what, "her native element." Everything being in readiness, punctually at the time appointed the last strand which held the vessel on the ways was cut, and amid the cheers of the crowd she ran down into the water without the slightest accident occurring, and "swam like a duck." The ceremony of christening was performed by Miss Helena Brophy, daughter of the late Alderman Brophy, and the vessel was named the Bangalore. Soon after she reached the water she was taken in tow by the tug Lady Franklin, and towed to the shipyard dock, where she will receive her masts and be fitted up. The following is a

Description of the Vessel.

The Bangalore is rigged as a three-masted schooner. Her length over all is 142 feet; length of keel 137 feet; breadth of beam 26 feet 2 1/2 inches; depth of hold 13 feet. Her clamps are all tabled together. The shelf pieces are three streak, keyed every four feet apart, and bolted through each key. Her bilges, which are seven inches thick, are finished in five and seven streak, and together with all the other ceiling, are edge bolted between each frame. Her carrying capacity is 20,000 bushels in 10 feet of water, and in 12 feet some 25,000 bushels. The whole of the work is done in a most substantial and workman like manner. She is supplied with a patent windlass and patent steering gear, the utility of which must be seen to be appreciated. She has also capstan winches for the fore and mainmasts, and the cabin has every accommodation for such a craft.

The Bangalore is the 63rd vessel which Mr. Power has launched, including many sea-going vessels. She is full canal size, and is pronounced by competent authorities to be one of the best models ever turned out on these waters. She certainly looks beautiful on the water, and was greatly admired by the spectators on Saturday afternoon. Mr. Power was warmly congratulated on the launching of the vessel, which is a credit to his establishment.

Marine News

The schooner Hyderabad is loading a cargo of salt at Gunn & Co.'s wharf for Chicago. This will be her first trip this season.

Port Colborne, Aug. 18th - Up - schrs. Augusta, Kingston, Bay City, light; Clyde, Garden Island, Milwaukee, light; Jessie Drummond, Toronto, Toledo, light; M.A. Lydon, Port Hope, Black River, light; Ganges, Cape Vincent, Chicago, light; Rival, Sodus Point, Detroit, coal; H. Roney, Kingston, Toledo, light; Wawanosh, Kingston, Bay City, light; barge Grimsby, Garden Island, Milwaukee, light; barge O.J. Hall, Ogdensburg, Chicago, light; props. Cleveland, Ogdensburg, Chicago, light; Dominion, Montreal, Detroit, light; Ocean, Montreal, Toledo, light; Celtic, Hamilton, Detroit, light; Prussia, Montreal, blank, light; Clinton, Collins Bay, Detroit, light; Westford, Ogdensburg, Erie, iron ore.

Down - schrs. Laura, Toledo, Kingston, staves; R. Gaskin, Grand Haven, Port Medcalf, timber; Guiding Star, Milwaukee, Oswego, wheat; L. Hamilton, Detroit, Kingston, corn; M.L. Breck, Toledo, Kingston, timber; Siberia, Toledo, Kingston, timber; schr. Belle Mitchell, Chicago, Kingston, corn; Antelope, Leamington, Port Dalhousie, timber; Ontario, Parry Sound, Thorold, lumber; Montreal, Toledo, Oswego, corn; O.M. Bond, Chicago, Kingston, corn; J. Norris, Sauble, Port Metcalfe, timber; Speedwell, Cleveland, Toronto, coal; props. Africa, Detroit, Montreal, wheat; City of New York, Toledo, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo.

In harbour - schrs. Mary Ann Lydon, Pandora, Wawanosh, J.G. Worts, G.C. Trumpff, Rival.

p.4 The St. Lawrence Direct Trade Route - [New York Bulletin]

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 20, 1877