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Minnedosa (Schooner), C94884, 27 Apr 1890

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      Considered the finest on fresh water, owned by the Montreal Transportation Compamy, length of keel, 243 feet. Length over all 250 feet. Breadth of beam 38 feet, depth of hull 18 feet. Will class A 1 for 10 years, carry 90,000 bushels of wheat, Captain Geoghegan will be in command.
      Daily British Whig, Kingston
      April 26, 1890

      The work of getting the schooner MINNEDOSA launched propelry was attempted Saturday afternoon, but without success. Yesterday morning diver Coalson went down to see what was wrong. The trouble was in the wyas. On Sunday afternoon diver McKenzie went down and sawed one of the ways that seemed to be holding the craft. About 4:00 it was decided to go to Garden Island and get some blocks with which to raise her. They were hovever not needed. At 7:00 it was concluded to try and haul her off. At this time there were about 4,000 at the shipyard anxious to see the vessel afloat. About half past seven o'clock she went off the ways like a charm and the crowd sent up a deafening cheer. She was then towed to the M.T. Companies wharf at the foot of Queen Street. Her chains and anchor were taken aboard this morning and about 10:00 she was towed out to deeper water to have her rudder and centerboard put in position. The MINNEDOSA leaves this evening in tow of the tug THOMPSON for Duluth. She will bring back a load of grain. At the wharf this morning she drew five and a half feet of water.
      Daily British Whig, Kingston
      April 28, 1890

      The Cleveland press says: "When the schooner MINNEDOSA came into port she probably attracted more attention than any vessel that has been here for many a day and she deserved it all the more, too, even if she was from Canada. She is a four master with as finely modelled lines as any sailor would come upon, and taken altogether is as clean and trim a looking craft as was seen on the lakes. She was built at Kingston last winter and is on her first trip coming from Kingston. Her dimensions are larger than are usually found in sailing vessels being 250 feet keel and 38 feet beam. She rides the water like a swan and after seeing her vessel men felt disposed to take back many of the hard things they had said about the ability of Canadians to build a good looking vessel." Marine men thing the M. T. Company should have registered the MINNEDOSA in Kingston instead of Montreal. A boat as well modelled and staunchly built has never been built in the Montreal district.
      Daily British Whig, Kingston
      May 23, 1890

Schooner MINNEDOSA. Official Canada No. 94884. Of 1.041 tons Register. Built Kingston, Ont. 1890. Home port, Montreal, Que. 245.0 x 36.3 x 15.1 Owned by Montreal Transportation Co., of Montreal, Que.
      List of Vessels on the Registry Books of the
      Dominion of Canada ob December 31, 1905

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Minnedosa (Schooner), C94884, 27 Apr 1890