The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 25, 1884

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p.1 Dominion Wrecking Company - Montreal, June 24th - An action against the Dominion Salvage & Wrecking Co., to have the charter of the company declared forfeited, on the ground that its organization is illegal, has been commenced by Mr. John McDougall, a shareholder to the extent of $10,000. A petition by McDougall to Sir Alex. Campbell, to be allowed to take the action under his name was granted on the 14th inst., consequently the writ of seire facias, issued against the company, bears the name of the Minister of Justice as plaintiff. The grounds of the action are that the provision of the charter requiring that $100,000 of the capital stock should be subscribed for within six months from the granting of the charter has not been complied with, as only $60,000 has been subscribed.



The schrs. Magdala and Philo Bennett, pulp wood for Charlotte, and the Eliza Fisher, lumber for Oswego.

Rathbun Co.'s arrivals - Tett's fleet (Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec), Ottawa, 176 cords of pulp wood and 125,000 feet of lumber.

The steamer Puritan, which plies between Gananoque and Clayton, will be laid up shortly. The steamer Utica takes her place.

M.T. Co. - Arrivals: tug Thompson and barges, light, Montreal; prop. Myles, Duluth, 40,000 bush. wheat. Departures: tug Thompson, two barges light to load coal at Oswego.

The tugs Wright and Folger had a run to Four Mile Point this morning that did not pay. The schrs. Neelon and Benson were on their way to Garden Island with lumber, and the tug men thought they wanted help, but they didn't.

p.3 They Raised Her, Halleluyah! - barge Convoy.

How The Accident Occurred - Particulars have come to hand respecting the killing of Capt. Short, of the schr. Bavaria. The vessel was loading at Grand Marie, and during dinner hour a heavy rain fell, making the hill down which the timber slid very slippery. When next a heavy stick of timber was sent down it reached a fearful speed, struck the water, then jumped into the air and hit Capt. Short, who was standing in a jolly boat, on the head. He was picked up dead, over a hundred feet from the boat, and the stick of timber, having gone over it left it uninjured. The body was taken to Owen Sound, thence to St. Catharines and placed on board the prop. Persia. It arrived here this morning and was conveyed by the steamer Hiram A. Calvin to Wolfe Island, where the funeral followed. Capt. Short's wife has been widowed now a second time. Her first husband, Martin, was blown up on the steamer Hercules 20 years ago. She is deeply sympathized with. By the same accident a Toronto man was killed and another of the small boat's crew had an arm broken.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 25, 1884