The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 13 Mar 1876

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p.2 Rathbun & Son - building steamer 170' keel; to be used on Toronto Bay by Toronto Navigation Co.

-steamer building at Cape Vincent for Horton Bros. & Ainsworth.

p.3 The Boats - spring repairs begin.

March 14, 1876

p.2 machinery in Pierrepont being fitted up.

March 15, 1876

p.2 Centennial Goods - It was with considerable admiration that we today examined the models made by Mr. William Power, the pushing, enterprising proprietor of the Marine Railway and Shipyard, and entered by him for the Philadelphia Centennial. There are three models, that of a yacht, an ocean vessel and a lake schr. The designs are accompanied by estimates, (given in four languages, English, French, German and Spanish) complete details of cost of construction, etc. The sizes are thus given: The Lake Vessel's centre line, is 134 feet load line, 29 feet beam, 12 feet hold, 139 feet length over all and has a capacity of 30,000 bushels of grain. The yacht is schr. rigged, 128 feet load line, 26 feet beam, 10 1/2 feet hold, and length over all 135 feet. The ocean ship is 180 feet load line, 199 feet over all, 38 1/2 feet beam, and 21 feet 10 inches depth of hold, and has a tonnage of about 1,250 tons. We can only hope these models may win the place at the Philadelphia Exhibition that Mr. Power's models reached at the celebrated Paris Exhibition, at which he was awarded the first prize, a medal. The models are made almost entirely of Canadian wood; indeed the only use of foreign material is barely worth the mention. But it is not in the wood they excel, but in the work that has been spent on them and the production of skill and genius. Even to our unprofessional eye, their gracefulness and symetrical proportions call for favorable comment, but to the boat builder they possess more merit than the mere nicety of finish. Tomorrow the models will be placed on exhibition in Mechanics' Reading Room, and if they be not shipped sooner, (Mr. Power awaits instructions from the Secretary of the Advisory Board) they will be placed on exhibition along with Mr. Barrow's photos in the City Hall on Saturday. The models are Mr. Power's own work, and reflect credit upon him as an artisan.

Navigation Opening - on Lake Michigan and Lake Erie. [Detroit Free Press]

p.3 Yachting - schooner yacht building at Cobourg to cost $8,000.

March 16, 1876

p.2 the little steamer building for Horton & Ainsworth, of Cape Vincent, will cost $5,000.

March 17, 1876

p.3 Navigation - opening discussed. [Globe]

March 18, 1876

p.2 new steamer building at Mill Point sold for use on Toronto Bay, 170' x 28'.

p.3 The Geneva - bow being enclosed and a deck added.

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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 13 Mar 1876