The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 May 1911

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p.2 Dimensions of Steamer - The dimensions of the steamer Dollard, the contract to build which has been given by the department of marine and fisheries, Ottawa, to the Kingston Shipbuilding company, are: Length between perpendiculars, 170 feet, breadth 31 feet 6 inches; depth, 15 feet 6 inches. The steamer will be built of steel throughout after plans of 100 A Lloyds. It will be fitted with twin screw triple expansion engine, capable of giving a speed of eleven knots. The contract price is about $160,000.

Finding The Leaks

One of the leaks discovered in the centre section of the waterworks intake pipe on Wednesday was at the valve 1,300 feet out from shore. When the pressure test was put on, the diver found one at that point, and discovered that several bolts were loose. These were tightened immediately. The diver has gone over 600 feet of the pipe from the valve inwards so far, and the other 700 feet or more has yet to be examined. An inch-by-inch search is being made, the pressure test being kept on so that the man under water may see where other leaks may exist. It is known that there is still further leakage in the pipe, and it is hoped to find the place or places before the new section of pipe recently installed is reached.



The steambarge Westport cleared for Seeley's Bay.

The steamers Renvoile (Renvoyle ?), Haddington and Neepawah passed up today.

The Calvin company will probably start another raft down the river on Saturday.

The steamer Jesca arrived light, from Smith's Falls, and cleared for Osswego to load coal.

The steamer Sowards cleared for Oswego. This little steamer is a "hustler" in the coal trade.

The steamer Stranger is in the slip at the Kingston foundry for a few days to have some minor repairs made.

John Bongard, first mate on the steamer Sowards, who has been quite ill, has recovered, and resumed his duties.

At Swift's wharf:

The steambarge Westport ...

During the past week...

The arrival of the old steamer Norseman, at Swift's wharf yesterday, caused marine men to talk over old times, when this steamer was running steadily from Port Dalhousie to Kingston, being used as a lighter to carry the grain.

The coal schooners running out of Kingston are very busy these days..

M.T. Co.'s elevator: The steamer Mapleton, from Fort William....

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 May 1911