The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 3, 1884

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p.3 Another Set of Officers - The opposition wing of the Sailors' Union - that is the wing in opposition (line unreadable) - have elected officers, the chief of whom are: J. Braddon, President, and T. Paddon, Vice-President. The Executive's representative, Mr. Powers, will stand by the branch of which Mr. Jas. McComb is the President, and will defend it against all legal proceedings at any cost.

Here & There - Welland Canal to open on 25th.

Personal Mention - Capt. Estes will be Commander of the new steamer St. Lawrence.

Marine Intelligence.

The schr. Lewis Ross left Port Hope on Tuesday in tow of the steambarge D.R. Van Allen for Charlotte with a cargo of barley. When out a short time the steamer became disabled and cast off the schooner. The vessel's centreboard got jammed and she began leaking, and being unable to make Charlotte ran into Port Dalhousie.

The Dimmick Bros., of Buffalo, have bought the prop. Oneida, sunk near Clayton, from the insurance companies for $1,500. The loss on cargo and vessel was $55,000. A wrecking party will proceed at once and try and raise the vessel.

Court of Assize - Capt. Fraser vs. Collinsby Forwarding Co. - Action brought by Capt. Samuel Frazer to recover damages from the Collinsby Forwarding Company for breach of contract, ie. the non-delivery at Two Heart River of 100,000 cubic feet of square timber, which he was to freight at $75 per 1,000 cubic feet. Judgement for plaintiff for $2,159 damages and costs. Briting & Whiting for plaintiff. The Collinsby Rafting Company claimed indemnity from the American Lumbering Company, who were defended by A.M. Grier, of Wells, Gordon and Sampson, Toronto.

Re-Engagement of Stewards - This year the Richelieu and Ontario Navigation Company will manage the tables and bars on their boats. James Bushell takes his place on the steamer Algerian, and his son, Robert John, on the steamer Passport.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 3, 1884