The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 9 Dec 1905

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The M.T. company's barge Brighton left the dry dock last night.

The steamer Michigan has gone into winter quarters at Crawford's wharf.

G.T.R. wharf: sloop Granger with 18 tons of hay from Wolfe Island.

The M.T. company fleet is all here, and its season of navigation is closed.

The government tug Reserve was in port over night and left this morning with supplies for the Main Ducks.

Richardsons' wharf: steambarge Navajo cleared for Cardinal with corn; schooner Metzner cleared for Collins Bay with wheat.

The propeller Michigan returned to port yesterday after a fourth attempt to cross the lake. She will go into winter quarters in port.

Davis' dry dock is now occupied by the M.T. company's barge Gaskin, which will be extensively repaired. The barge Acadia has just come off the ways.

The M.T. company's barge Melrose entered the government drydock this morning for repairs and caulking to her hull, also for some planking and a new piece for her stem.

J.S. Stevenson, Pittsburg, Pa., is in town, placing an order for a new steamyacht sixty-five feet long, nine feet beam, five feet deep, with a triple expansion engine, with a water tube boiler to carry 250 pounds steam, also a thirty-two feet gasoline motor boat, with an eighteen horse power Barber engine. Both boats are to be delivered at Muskoka by July 1st, 1906.



In Canadian Shipbuilding Business.

Detroit, Mich., Dec.9th - The engines for the new Grand Trunk ferry, for service on Lake Ontario, the contract for which has been let to the Canadian Shipbuilding company, Toronto, will be built by the Great Lakes Engineering Works, of Detroit. The engines are to be of 3,000 horsepower, and will be especially designed for ice-breaking purposes. The new steamer is to be almost a duplicate of one now being built by the Great Lakes Engineering Works, Detroit, for service on Lake Erie. It is altogether probable that the vesse itself would have been built there, but for the small size of the Welland canal.

With the announcement that the steel trust has ordered two more 600 foot steamers, and that the Cambria steel company has placed a similar order, the American shipyards on the American side of the lake, have booked orders for thirty-nine steamers of all classes. The total cost of the boats is to be $14,000,000. Lake yards have about all the work they can take care of, until next September, and until then it is not likely that any more business will be booked. Canadian shipyards are also enjoying a boom.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 9 Dec 1905