The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 9, 1884

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The Dominion Wrecking Co. Libel Her For $6,000.

United States Marshall Tucker today libelled the schooner Typo, of Milwaukee, at present lying in Goble & Macfarlane's dry dock, for $6,025, said to be due the Dominion Wrecking Company.

In October last the vessel went on a reef near Amherst Island and sunk. The steamer

Hastings, owned by the Dominion Wrecking Company, with the assistance of steam pumps and lighters, succeeded in getting her to Kingston. The dry dock in Kingston was found to be too small, and, by the direction of the insurance companies and owners, the vessel was brought to Oswego and turned over to Goble & Macfarlane by the Wrecking Company with orders to hold her subject to their claims. The bill presented by and audited by the owners of the vessel amounted to $6,025, and this they agreed to remit last fall, but have not done so.

A survey was held on the vessel soon after by Capt. Reardon, who represents the underwriters, Capt. Bruce for the third party, but they were unable to agree, Capt. Reardon holding that the vessel was not a total loss while the others insisted that she was. The insurance company then directed Goble & McFarlane to go on and repair the vessel and this was under the supervision of Capt. Bruce at a cost of about $6,000. As the matter now stands the Blyyer brothers claim that the vessel does not belong to them, as she became a total loss, while the underwriters insist that she does. They have therefore began suit to recover $12,000, the amount of the insurance.

The attorneys for the wrecking company, Mrs. Webb and Benedict, say that they don't care who owns the vessel, but their claim must be paid. It is said that Globe & Macfarlane will probably interfere for their repair bill. [Palladium]

Late Newsy Items - J. Hazlett, engineer of the tug Monitor, left for Port Arthur this afternoon.

Two Departments Formed - Ottawa, April 9th - Hon. Mr. McLelan has introduced an Act dividing his department into two parts - one to be known as the Marine, and the other as the Fisheries Department - over both of which the one minister will preside for the present, although there will be deputy heads for each. The Department of Fisheries shall administer the laws relating to sea coast and inland fisheries, and the Department of Marine all other matters at present assigned to the Department of Marine and Fisheries.

ad - Large Boating Stock - J. Knapp's Boating Establishment, Barriefield. April 9th.

ad - Nothing Like Iron - Established 1867 - D. McEwan & Son, Engine & Boiler Works, Queen St. April 2nd.

p.3 (half of page 3 & 4 missing)

Assessment of Pleasure Boats - We hope the Council will not in future tax pleasure yachts, steam or sail. If it does our harbor will soon be without either.

Here & There - no grant made with opening up Devil Lake system in connection with Rideau Canal.

Personal Mention - Capt. J.H. Scott to resume command of prop. Persia.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 9, 1884