The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 3, 1881

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p.2 Steam Navigation - editorial - Kingston harbor should be improved.



The props. Scotia and Prussia passed down the river this morning.

The steamer Spartan and prop. California are wind bound here. They are bound upward.

The steamer Maud will probably be off the ways on Saturday. Her repairs have been quite extensive, costing about $800.

The captain of the White settled with the owners of the Annandale for the damage done to the latter in the recent collision at Oswego by the payment of $100.

Capt. Lefevre, master and owner of the schooner O.M. Bond, has resigned because of illness, and Captain Yakley, of Oswego, has been appointed to take command.

The schr. Singapore left here last evening for Oswego with barley. She had to run back owing to the severe gale that was blowing on the lake. Her jib was torn into ribbons.

The. St. Lawrence & Chicago Forwarding Company's barges are now engaged in carrying iron ore from Belleville to Fairhaven. Each barge carries 500 tons. The Frank Perew does the towing.

Some time ago the schr. Pinafore made repairs, costing $2,000, at Mill Point. She is an American craft. Recently she went to Cape Vincent where the Customs authorities imposed a tax of 50 % upon all the improvements made. Thus the repairs have cost the owners about $3,000.

A Schooner Sunk - Port Colborne, Nov. 3rd - The schr. Camanche, grain laden, sunk in the canal this morning about a mile from here. Will send particulars later.

A Lively Water Chase - Messrs. Calvin & Breck had quite an account against the owners of the steambarge Kingsford for releasing the boat when she went aground on Wellington beach some weeks ago and afterwards towing her to Oswego. The bill was not paid, the owners disputing their liability on the ground of bankruptcy. The other day the Messrs. Calvin got word that the Kingsford was at Belleville, and despatched an employee to have a seizure made. The Ontario says the "limb of the law" had supper before taking steps to execute his commission and that when he and the Sheriff went in search of the Kingsford they found that she had left and was steaming down the Bay of Quinte, that a tug with the officers aboard went in pursuit but that they could not overtake the runaway ere she had passed out of the county and the Sheriff's jurisdiction.

The error of judgement, we are informed, was committed by the staff, who took the employee to the wharf to see the Kingsford, and the Captain seeing them and suspecting something made off.

The Sheriff, however, as Marshall of the Marine Court, need not have stopped at the county limit. He could have made the seizure anywhere in Canadian water.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 3, 1881