On previous occasions, we have mentioned that, in order to produce special features for "Scanner", photos of certain ships were required. We confined such requests to photos of ships that had proved to be totally elusive but were considered essential to the production of the planned articles. In most cases, our readers rallied 'round and came up with the needed photos, some of which had not been though of as anything special by their owners until we made our request.
Such great success prompts us to try again, and accordingly there follows a list of urgent "wants", in the hope that members might check their collections and send us prints if they have them. Even the most remote hint regarding the whereabouts of an acceptable photo would be appreciated in that we can follow up such hints if we know where to direct our enquiries.
W. H. DWYER: A canaller operated by Forwarders Ltd. on the lakes for only a very brief period of time. She went to salt water during World War I and was lost in 1917. We know of no photo of her. We intend to feature this fleet in an upcoming issue and would like to be able to show photos of all its ships.
PORT DALHOUSIE: Another Forwarders Ltd. canaller, built as a diesel-electric and rebuilt as a steamer before coming to the lakes. Enjoyed only a short lake career before going to salt water in the first war. We have only a poor stern shot of her. Does anyone have anything better for reproduction?
TYNEVILLE: A canaller built at Newcastle in 1929 and lost on Lake Erie in 1932 as (b) JOHN J. BOLAND JR. We would like to feature her life and loss in a "Ship of the Month" but need a photo of her under her original name. It is known that such a photo did exist at one time, but we do not know of its present whereabouts. Can any reader assist?
KATHLEEN: A wooden two-decked ferry steamer, built in 1886, that served the Toronto Ferry Company until she perished in the city ferry dock fire of 1918. Despite her many years of service on Toronto Bay, we have seen no identifiable photograph of her.
CLARK BROS.: A famous wooden Toronto Ferry Company steamer, burned as a spectacle at Sunnyside in 1930. We have many photos of her in her later years as a double-decker, but we have never seen an identifiable photo of her as she was built in the 1880s, as a single-decker. She is one of the few Toronto ferries of later-day fame that we have never featured, and we require such a photo to do so.
HURONTON: A very elusive Mathews canaller which had a relatively short life. Until recently, no photo of her was known to exist. A good photo has recently been discovered, but we have been unable to secure permission to reproduce it. If anyone else knows of a photo of her, please advise.
MAPLEHILL (I)(20). (a) NIPIGON (19). (c) MAPLEGRANGE: A wooden C.S.L. canaller, which carried the name MAPLEHILL only briefly before C.S.L. decided on its new naming scheme in 1920. We know of no photo of her with this name.
MARQUETTE: The C.S.L. steamer GODERICH (I) operated briefly as MARQUETTE in the autumn of 1926. No photo of her with this name is known to exist, probably because she ran the short run from the Canadian Soo to Marquette and few photo opportunities would have existed. She did winter at Huron, Ohio, 1926-27 with this name on her bows.
PEWABIC: One of the lakes' most famous "disaster ships". Artists' renditions of her are all too common. However, there is known to be a good photograph of her on a stereopticon card. If anyone should have that card, we would be grateful to hear from them so that we might reproduce the photo in "Scanner".
Reproduced for the Web with the permission of the Toronto Marine Historical Society.