From the Daily Colonist April 1907: At Vancouver , A. E. Bock, sitting as arbitrator under the Workman’s Compensation Act , has made an award of $250 and costs to Joseph Laplant, payable by the Victoria & Vancouver Stevedoring company as compensation for the death of John Laplant son of the plaintiff In the action. John Laplant was drowned at the Hastings Mill in July last year while at work loading the ship Inverclyde. The award was based upon the partial dependency of the father upon the earnings of the son for the support of his household,the son having been a regular contributor to this fund. Messrs. A. Henderson, K. C.and J. H. MacGlll for Laplant, and Mr. C. W. Craig for the respondent.
The vessel Inverclyde was a steel barque built in 1898 by Russell & Co., Port Glasgow. Dimensions 245’6″×37’5″×22’5″ and 1634 GRT and 1516 NRT. Originally rigged with double topgallant and royal sails. 1898 Launched at the shipyard of Russell & Co., Port Glasgow, for The Inver Line (George Milne & Co.), Aberdeen. 1917/18 Sold to New York & Pacific Steamship Co., Liverpool. 1920 May 17 Sold to Rederi AB Aura, for £ 30.000. The Finnish measurements were 72,88×11,55×6,96 meters. Captain J.H. Nyroos. 1923 July 26 Sold to H. Diederichsen, Kiel, for to be broken up.