The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Jan. 23, 1884

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The Editor, British Whig;

Dear Sir, - Captain Thomas Donnelly, in the columns of your contemporary, takes great delight in referring to the new marine law and in placing great stress on that part of the examination matter which refers to the color test. Now the question is, Can Capt. Donnelly, with all his vaunted marine ability, undergo a critical examination on the color test? Mr. Donnelly points out Capts. Mahoney and Cornelius as particularly incompetent to pass that examination. But then the gallant Captain should remember one thing, that if these two humble marines are unable to cut a dash in the press practically they are able to sail a vessel and to pass a satisfactory and creditable marine examination; and better still, they have never been known to sink a vessel on Lake Ontario. So far as Capt. Dandy's ability is concerned, and at whom a stab was intended in a recent communication, I am confident that if a marine examination were to take place here practically, Capt. Dandy would not fall into insignificance before the great Capt. Thomas Donnelly.

Yours truly, A RIDEAU CANAL BOY.

p.3 Here & There - The Kingston branch may withdraw from the Sailors' Union. The difficulty with the chief organization is looking less reconcilable than it did.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Jan. 23, 1884