In the December issue, we ran a short quiz on the subject of former lake shipbuilders. We had thought that this exercise might finally stump our readers, but they have come through with flying colours once again. We can say little more than that T.M.H.S. members must be the cream of all marine historians as regards their knowledge of the shipping scene. The honour of submitting the first correct answer goes to Alan Sykes of Welland, whose reply was received on December 17. We sincerely thank those who participated and would apologize for the typographical error (of some considerable consequence) in one of the clues. We will have another quiz for our readers shortly in an effort to baffle them!
BLACK RIVER (79), (a) SIR ISAAC LOTHIAN BELL (37), (b) BLANCHE H. (49), (d) TUXPANCLIFFE, (C.158269). Quebec and Ontario Transportation Co. Ltd. Straight-deck bulk carrier (formerly barge), built 1896, Hull 118.
R. G. SANDERSON, (a) FRANK W. GILCHRIST (13), (b) CEPHEUS (26), (c) MANTADOC (I)(63), (C.116580). Goderich Elevator and Transit Co. Ltd. Grain storage hull (formerly straight-deck bulk carrier) built 1903, Hull 611.
W. W. HOLLOWAY, (a) HENRY A. HAWGOOD (12), (b) C. RUSSELL HUBBARD (37), (U.S.203582). Columbia Transportation Div., Oglebay Norton Co. Self-unloading bulk carrier (formerly straight-decker) built 1906, Hull 435. (See illustration, December photopage.)
BUCKEYE (II), (a) LEONARD B. MILLER (37), (b) CHARLES W. GALLOWAY (58), (c) ROBERT C. NORTON (I)(74), (U.S.207272). Lake Services Inc. Self-unloading barge (formerly steamer and originally straight-deck bulk carrier) built 1910, Hull 447.
D. B. WELDON (II), (a) JAY C. MORSE (65), (b) SHELTER BAY (II)(79), (c) SHELTER B. (79), (C.317136). Goderich Elevator and Transit Co. Ltd. Grain storage hull (formerly straight-deck bulk carrier) built 1907, Hull 438.
LIONEL PARSONS, (a) HOWARD M. HANNA JR. (I)(l4), (b) SIR WILFRED LAURIER (15), (c) GLENSHEE (26), (d) MARQUETTE (27), (e) GODERICH (I)(63), (f) AGAWA (H)(68), (C.134511). Goderich Elevator and Transit Co. Ltd. Grain storage hull (formerly straight-deck bulk carrier) built 1908, Hull 442.
MILWAUKEE CLIPPER, (a) JUNIATA (II)(4l), unofficially renamed (c) CLIPPER in 1977, (U.S.201768). Illinois Steamship Co., subsidiary of Great Lakes Transit Co. (both now apparently defunct). Passenger vessel built 1905, Hull 423.
E. M. FORD,(a) PRESQUE ISLE (I)(56), (U.S.150786). Huron Cement Div., National Gypsum Co. Self-unloading bulk cement carrier (formerly straight-deck bulk carrier) built 1898, Hull 30. Powered by the last quadruple-expansion steam engine active on the Great Lakes. (Please excuse typographical error (triple) which appeared in original clue.)
MARINSAL, (a) HARRY COULBY (I)(27), (b) FINLAND (69), (c) PETER ROBERTSON (II)(78), (C.348596). Marine Salvage Ltd., chartered to St. Lawrence Seaway Authority. Welland Canal shunter test vessel (formerly straight-deck bulk carrier) built 1906, Hull 163.
A few other extant hulls built by these shipyards were excluded from this quiz because they are idle (perhaps awaiting scrapping) or have been cut down for use as scows, dock facings, breakwaters, etc.
Reproduced for the Web with the permission of the Toronto Marine Historical Society.