The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Feb. 25, 1882

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p.1 Should Be Unloaded In Turn - The case of Clarke vs McGee was opened in Toronto yesterday. This was an action to recover an amount claimed as shortage on a cargo of coal and also demurrage. Capt. Paul Clarke sailed the schooner Kate, of Oakville, last summer. In the month of August he loaded at Fairhaven ( unreadable ), 167 tons of coal (unreadable) gross weight, and the net weight was 187 (?); the freight was 30 cents per ton on the 187. It was said by the defendants that the quantity of coal was only 176 tons net. The plaintiff claimed two days of demurrage. The Kate had arrived on a Monday and was unloaded only on the afternoon of the Wednesday following. And to assist in the computation the captain said he thought the Kate was worth $30 a day. He claimed $56 on freight and $60 for demurrage. Captain David O'Hagan, of the schooner Nellie Theresa; Captain Benjamin Tripp and Captain Frank Jackman were called and asked if there was any rule in the port of Toronto that provided that vessels should wait their turn at the docks when other vessels were unloading. It was generally stated by the witnesses that the Kate should have been unloaded on Monday evening or on Tuesday morning.

Judge Mackenzie said that on the law and the facts he would not allow anything for demurrage. He thought it was reasonable that vessels should be unloaded in their turn. A verdict was entered for plaintiff for $55.10, the full amount of freight claimed.

p.3 Run This Season - St. Lawrence Steamboat Co. to again run Rothesay, Prince Arthur and Maxwell.

Probable Timber Freights - Mr. Norton of Detroit attempted to monopolize trade.

Feb. 27, 1882


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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Feb. 25, 1882