The Morning Chronicle, May 06, 1908



"New Steamer HARLAND Was Launched on Saturday

The steamer HARLAND, the third vessel to be put afloat this spring from the shipyard of Joseph McGill at Shelburne, was successfully launched on Saturday, the 2nd inst., in the presence of a large number of spectators. The HARLAND is a handsome and able looking steamboat, and makes a fine appearance on the water. The contract was placed by The New Burrell-Johnson Iron Co., of Yarmouth, who will supply her machinery, and when completed she will be owned by the Island Steamship Co., of Charlottetown, P.E.I. and will be employed by them in river service at Charlottetown and vicinity for freight and passengers. The "between decks" is for freight and she has large saloons and promenade decks for passengers, and in every way is a roomy and comfortable boat. Her principal dimensions are length over all, 120 ft., breadth of beam, 27 ft., draught of water, 7 ft., 6 in. She is to be fitted with twin screws and will be towed to Yarmouth to receive her machinery."

Clipping passed along by Harold G. Simms, Norwell, Massachusetts, maternal grandson of McGill's Master Shipbuilder, Amos Pentz.