R. P. Ranney (Propeller), U205088, 1 Jan 1911
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BUFFALO DRYDOCK IS FILLED
Closing of Navigation Fills Every Berth---Many Boats Damaged.
The closing of navigation on the Great Lakes has filled every berth in the plant of the Buffalo Drydock Company, and the yards present a scene of unusual activity. With 17 damaged plates replaced, the steamer R. P. RANNEY, which has been in the hands of the repair gangs for two weeks, was taken out yesterday and towed to the docks of the Lehigh Valley Coal Company at Tifft Farm. Her place in No. 2 drydock was immediately taken by the SUPERIOR, on which bottom repairs will be made. Others in the so-called hospital are the UTICA, belonging to the same line as the SUPERIOR, the Western Transit Company, and a dredge of the Buffalo Dredging Company. The UTICA will undergo a general overhauling preparatory to the opening of navigation next season, 25 damaged plates being in need of replacement. A new side is being put in the dredge , she having collided with the big steamer HARVEY GOULDER several weeks ago.
The Drydock Company has received the contract for the construction of a new coal carrier to be among the largest vessels on the lakes. She will be built for the Pittsburg Coal Company and will be a sister ship to the LAKE SHORE of the same company. An expenditure of between $175,000 and $200,000 is planned on the new steamer, which will be equipped with the many new devices which are now to being placed in so many lake steamers.
Buffalo Sunday Morning News
Sunday, January 1, 1911
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- William R. McNeil
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