Capt. John Donnelly, of Garden Island, has been in Ottawa in consultation with the promoters of the wreckage bills. He advocates the stationing of life boats and other life-saving apparatus at different points on Lake Ontario, especially along the coast of Prince Edward county. He also recommends the adoption by the Government of one of many natural harbors on that coast and states that if the merits of Weller's Bay, as a harbor of refuge, was sufficiently known to mariners, many of the wrecks occurring in that vicinity would be obviated. He favors not keeping crews stationed permanently, but leaving life boats in charge of one man, say a light keeper, who could summon a crew at short notice. In view of the importance of our inland navigation this question is rightly receiving a good deal of attention just now.
Court of Appeal
Anchor Marine vs Phoenix - An appeal from the Court of Common Pleas. The owner of a schooner had insured his vessel with the defendants, and had also effected a policy with them on the freight. The vessel sank in the Welland Canal. The owner, says the World, assigned to the plaintiffs the freight policy, and the plaintiffs bring this action alleging that there was a total loss of freight by reason of it being impossible to take the cargo to its destination, Kingston. The judge at the trial entered a verdict for the defendants, the full Court of Common Pleas confirmed this, and the plaintiffs now appeal to this court. The argument was begun at 11 o'clock this morning and concluded at 1:30 p.m. Judgement reserved; Mr. Maclennan, Q.C., for appellants; Mr. Robinson, Q.C., for respondents.