In order to help put our readers into the right frame of mind for sending us their current lay-up reports, we present herewith the lay-up listings for a number of notable Canadian lake fleets for the winter of 1926-1927, as reported in the February 1927 issue of "Canadian Railway and Marine World". We hope that readers will find these notes to be of interest; we certainly do, for some of these fleets were undergoing considerable change at that time, and some of the changes are reflected in the names that follow. Look carefully, and you will see some most interesting items.
Freight Ships berthed as follows: ARVIDA, MAPLEHEATH and VINMOUNT at Quebec; GLENBUCKIE, GLENCASSIE, GLENDOWAN, ROBERT P. KERNAN, ROYAN and SELKIRK at Montreal; BRIGNOGAN, CITY OF HAMILTON, CITY OF KINGSTON, CITY OF OTTAWA, CITY OF TORONTO, EDMONTON, GLENARM, GLENCLOVA, GLENFARN, GLENGARNOCK, HAMILTON, JOHN B. KETCHUM 2nd, JOHN F. MORROW, LEHIGH, MAPLEBRANCH and MAPLEHILL at Kingston; BEAVERTON, GLENBURNIE, GLENDOCHART, GLENEALY, MAPLETON, ROBERT J. BUCK and THUNDER BAY at Toronto; WINNIPEG at Hamilton; COLLIER NO. 1 at Port Colborne; IGNIFER and N. H. BOTSFORD at Port Stanley; GLENORVIE at Windsor; GLENELG and MAPLEBROOK at Sarnia; KAMLOOPS at Goderich; SASKATCHEWAN at Owen Sound; BRENTWOOD, EDWARD L. STRONG, FRANK A. AUGSBURY, GLENGELDIE, GLENLINNIE, GLENLOCHIE, GLENMAVIS, HUGUENOT, LETHBRIDGE, MAPLECOURT, OSLER, PRESCOTT, SARNIAN and WINONA at Midland; GLENEAGLES and LEMOYNE at Tiffin; ASHCROFT, EMPEROR, GLENBOGIE, GLENCALVIE, GLENCORRIE, HAGARTY, MIDLAND PRINCE, VALCARTIER and WALTER B. REYNOLDS at Port McNicoll; CANADIAN, JOHN C. HOWARD, KENORA., KINDERSLEY, MARTIAN, MIDLAND KING, PORTSMOUTH, RENFREW, RENVOYLE and WESTMOUNT at Fort William; DONNACONA at Fairport, Ohio; COLLINGWOOD at Cleveland; MARQUETTE (a very rare reference to the ship under this name) at Huron, Ohio; CALGARIAN at Sault Ste. Marie.
ALBERT C. FIELD and EDWIN T. DOUGLASS at Montreal; SHIRLEY G. TAYLOR at Cardinal; GEORGE L. TORIAN and JUDGE KENEFICK at Kingston; FRANK B. BAIRD and WATKINS F. NISBET at Port Dalhousie; CHARLES R. HUNTLEY, JAMES STEWART, JOHN J. RAMMACHER, JUDGE HART, NORMAN B. MacPHERSON, ROBERT W. POMEROY, SHELTON WEED and WILLIAM C. WARREN at Port Colborne; JOHN A. HOLLOWAY, JOHN S. PILLSBURY, JOHN B. RICHARDS, NORMAN P. CLEMENT and WILLIAM H. DANIELS at Buffalo, N.Y.
ARLINGTON at Montreal; MALTON at Cornwall; BIRCHTON, CEDARTON, EA.ST0N, OAKTON and WIARTON at Kingston; BERRYTON, NORTHTON, RIVERTON and ROYALTON at Port Colborne; BAYTON at Midland; LAKETON, LAMBTON and YORKTON at Port McNicoll; BROOKTON and MATHEWSTON at Fort William.
ONTADOC at Buffalo, N.Y.; ARGUS at Lorain, Ohio; HYDRUS at Huron, Ohio; SASKADOC at Goderich; THOMAS J. DRUMMOND at Owen Sound; ALTADOC and REGULUS at Port McNicoll; BRICOLDOC and MANTADOC at Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario; CANADOC, FORDONIAN, J. A. McKEE and MOSES TAYLOR at Port Arthur; QUEDOC at Fort William; PRINDOC at Duluth, Minnesota.
ARAGON, Canadian Vickers drydock, Montreal, being converted to a self-loading and self-unloading sand and gravel ship, with dewatering and screening devices on deck; JOLLY INEZ, Canadian Vickers drydock, for repairs to bottom damage; BELVOIR, Port Arthur, to be drydocked when dock is free.
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