The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 20 Aug 1877

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p.3 Burning Accident - steamer Lyman R. Lyon, Capt. Kohler, of Carthage, burnt at Lyons Falls in Black River (south of Watertown).

Loading - The schooner Hyderabad, which has been lying in ordinary during the greater part of the present season, is now fitting out and loading salt for Chicago.

Yachting - The yacht Irene, of Port Hope, which has been down the river for the past week, returned to our harbor on Saturday and remained over until today.

W.W. - Capt. Alick Cuthbert, writing to the Cobourg Sentinel, says: "With proper management the Countess of Dufferin can do this season what she would have done last year had Col. Gifford possessed more brains and less conceit."


On Saturday afternoon another new vessel was launched from the shipyard of Messrs. W. Power & Co. There was a large attendance of spectators, to whom the launch appeared to be a matter of considerable interest. The usual preliminaries having been completed, shortly after four o'clock the last wedges were removed, and the finely proportioned craft sailed majestically down the ways, and took quite naturally to the watery element. A number of persons were on the deck of the schooner, and these exchanged cheers and plaudits with those on land when the former commenced to move and part company with its cradle and former associations.

The Bangalore is a rigged three-masted schooner; length over all 142 feet; length of keel, 137 feet; breadth of beam 26' 2 1/2 inches; depth of hold, twelve 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 capacity is 20,000 bushels in ten feet of water and 25,000 in twelve feet. The whole of the work is done in a most substantial and workmanlike manner. She is supplied with patent windlass, and patent steering gear, which only require to be seen to be appreciated. She has also capstan wrenches for the fore and main masts, and the cabin has every accommodation for such craft. She was launched in the good old way, and was christened by Miss Helena Brophy, daughter of the late Ald. Brophy. This is the sixty-third vessel Mr. Power has launched, including many sea-going vessels, and she is pronounced one of the best models ever turned out in these waters.

A launch is always interesting - interesting to some because of the ceremony, but most interesting on account of its mercantile importance. We hope the builders will realize handsomely by their work.

Marine - Passed Through Welland Canal -

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 20 Aug 1877