The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 May 1911

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To Be Built By Shipbuilding Co.

The Kingston Shipbuilding Company has been awarded the contract for the building of the new government steamer Dollard. The boat will be used in connection with the lighthouse and buoy service in the Montreal district. It is understood that the contract price is in the neighborhood of $160,000.

This is the second contract that the company has been awarded since they received the one to build the Polana, which will be finished in a few days. With this second contract they will have work enough to keep them going steadily for some time to come, out-side of their drydock business, which is enormous. It may readily be seen that the Kingston Shipbuilding company is now an established industry in this city.

At Steamer Polana

The employees of the Kingston Shipbuilding company are kept going night and day now to get the work on hand done. The steamer Polana has a large number of men working on her to get her completed as soon as possible, while a small army of men is working on the steamer Glenmount. There is greater damage done to the Glenmount than was at first thought, and it will take longer to repair her than was expected. A part of her keel has been removed and a number of plates have been taken off to be replaced.

Movement of Vessels

The steamer Buena Vista is due to pass down Wednesday morning.

The steamer Dundee passed up on Tuesday. The vessel loaded freight at Gananoque.

The steamer Sowards cleared for Oswego Monday night and had in tow the schooner Maize.

The schooner Charley Marshall loaded stone at the penitentiary wharf, and cleared for Toronto.

The steamer Pierrepont is still on the Wolfe Island route, while the Islander is at the Kingston foundry slip, being repaired.

The steamer Alexandria passed down Monday night, on her trip to Montreal, loading freight at Folger's wharf.

M.T. Co.: Steamer Turret Cape, from Fort William, discharged 71,000 bushels of wheat, and cleared for Belleville to load cement for Fort William; the tug Bronson arrived from Montreal with two light barges; the tug Emerson cleared for Oswego and Charlotte, with barges to load coal; the steamer Kinmount, grain laden from Fort William, is due to arrive tonight, will lighter cargo and proceed to Montreal.

p.5 Testing Suction Pipe - It is the 1,000 feet of the water-works suction pipe, between the new inner piece recently laid and the outer 1,300 feet, that is being tested. Before the Donnelly company started to put in the new piece of pipe, the outer section was tested and found tight. The inner portion was also tested and found to leak. Then the new pipe was installed, and it was tested and found all right, but the central portion was not tested. It is thought that a leak may exist in it, and a diver is now at work trying to find it.

The latest bacteriological reports on the condition of the water show that the water at the mouth of the intake pipe has improved greatly, and that the recent contamination was likely caused by floating sewage. The water taken at the pumphouse before the chlorine treatment is administered shows contamination, so that the real trouble seems to be in the pipe. It may take all week to find the real source of trouble.

p.8 Death of Capt. Frank Duetta - 65, at Picton, well known on Lake Ontario and St. Lawrence.

Buoys Not Lighted Along Rideau - Investigation Ordered -

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 May 1911