The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 4 Apr 1911

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p.2 Yacht Club Meets - annual general meeting, elections.

p.4 Deepening of the Welland - editorial.

p.5 The Reasons Given - For Exploration Syndicate's Removal - moved to Collins Bay because of the city council's delay in bridge improvements. (full column)

To Christen The Polana - Miss Helen Hale, the twelve year old daughter of Capt. Hale, of the marine department, Ottawa, was to christen the quarantine steamer Polana, which was to be launched into the Kingston dry dock this afternoon.


Well Known Vessel Sold

The steamer Henry Plumb, well known to local marine men, has been sold at auction at Ogdensburg, for the sum of $300. The selling price was a great surprise to marine men, who considered the vessel to be worth much more than this amount. The steamer was used as a ferry between Prescott and Ogdensburg until within the last few years.

The Henry Plumb is 79 feet in length, and has a gross tonnage of ninety-two. The vessel was built in 1874. The hull is in good condition and the engine is serviceable. She is equipped with 150 life preservers. Marine men were of the opinion that the vessel should bring at least $1,000. The vessel was purchased by Michael J. Powell, of Prescott.

The last large vessel that received a public launching and christening in Kingston was the big lake barge Minnedosa, of the Montreal Transportation company, about twenty two years ago. It was a magnificent wooden barge, the largest ever built in Ontario. It foundered on Lake Superior several years ago while en route to Kingston with grain and all aboard were lost.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 4 Apr 1911