Whilst I was reading the Star to-night I found what I wanted to quote this afternoon about ship construction in Canada. It is as follows:
Collingwood, Out., May 23.-The steel freighter, James Carruthers, claimed to he the largest of its kind ever constructed in the British Empire, was successfully launched yesterday at the yards of the Collingwood Ship-building Company.
The new vessel was christened by Miss Lillian A. Wright, daughter of Mr. A. A. Wright, general manager of the St. Lawrence and Chicago Navigation Company, under whose colours the James Carruthers will ply on the upper lakes.
The vessel is 550 feet long, 38 feet beam, and 30 feet deep, and has a carrying capacity of 375,000 bushels of wheat, or 600,000 bushels of oats, and about 11,000 tons of coal.
I submit that to my hon. friend for his consideration.