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Robert McDonald (Schooner), C94921, 1943


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Zero Hour on the McKinley Bill. #686
      By C.H.J. Snider
Capt. John Williams, now of 50 Whitehall road, whose 88th birthday anniversary was celebrated so happily last week, was in the great grain rush of 1890, caused by the imminence of the McKinley tariff duties. He was naturally interested in the picture of the Canadian schooners, crowding the Oswego elevators, in the last number of Schooner Days before this. At the party he told something of the rush in which he participated.
It appears that everything that would float was pressed into service to cram the Canadian barley into American elevators before the shut-out duties fell, that fateful November. For example, the 100 ton schooner ROBERT McDONALD, ex PARTHENON, which could with difficulty get 4,000 bushels under hatches was towed back and forth between Oswego and Prince Edward County for several trips during a spell of light weather, and made money on her venture in spite of the tug bills. double the whole of the normal freight. The duties revolutionized Ontario farming, for they killed the export barley trade. [ part of article]
      Schooner Days #686
      Toronto Telegram
      April 31, 1945
     
     
     
      Schooner PARTHENON. Official Canadian No. 74386. Of 56 tons Register. Built at Oakville, Ont., in 1877. Home port, Toronto, Ont. 62.0 x 18.5 x 6.5. Owned by Robert McDonald, of Hallowell, Ont.
      List of Vessels on Registry Books of the Dominion
      of Canada on the 31st. Day of December, 1898
     

Schooner PARTHENON. Official Canadian No. 74386. Of 56 tons Register. Built at Oakville, Ont., in 1877. Home port, Toronto, Ont. 62.0 x 18.5 x 6.5. Owned by Robert McDonald, of Hallowell, Ont.
      List of Vessels on Registry Books of the Dominion
      of Canada on the 31st. Day of December, 1905
     
     
Schooner ROBERT McDONALD. Official Canadian No. 94921. Of 44 tons register. Built at Picton, Ont., in 1890. Home port, Picton. Ont. 70.0 x 19.0 x 6.5. Owned by J.W. Hyatt, of West Point, Ont.
      List of Vessels on Registry Books of the Dominion
      of Canada on the 31st. Day of December, 1898
     
     
Schooner ROBERT McDONALD. Official Canadian No. 94921. Of 44 tons register. Built at Picton, Ont., in 1890. Home port, Picton. Ont. 70.0 x 19.0 x 6.5. Owned by James H. Bell, of Kingston, Ont.
      List of Vessels on Registry Books of the Dominion
      of Canada on the 31st. Day of December, 1905

     
While it may seem strange to see both vessels listed in the same Govt. list of vessels, it does happen now and then, It is entirely possible and likely that the ROBERT McDONALD was originally the PARTHENON.
     


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ex PARTHENON
Date of Original:
1943
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McN.R.1819
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Robert McDonald (Schooner), C94921, 1943