The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Feb. 18, 1888

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p.5 The California Disaster - The minister of marine, after considering the evidence in regard to the California disaster, has decided to suspend Capt. Trowell's certificate until Oct. 1st, and Mate Legault's until Aug. 1st. The minister adjudges Capt. Trowell to have lacked judgement in not placing shipping boards in the vessel, and when heavy weather was experienced and the vessel was difficult to steer in not making for the shelter of Beaver Harbor. Trowell's pluck in staying by his vessel to the last is commended, and is in striking contrast to Legault's conduct, who was one of the first to take to the boats.

Incidents Of The Day - A large cylinder, 21 x 30 inches, left Chown and Cunningham's foundry yesterday. It is for the compound engine that is being built for the prop. Glengarry.

The Knights of Labor - The various local assemblies have passed a resolution requesting the government to give the preference to any scheme for the construction of a drydock which guarantees the greatest employment of free labor. A co-operative plan of working a drydock is under consideration.

The Civic Committees - convict labour cannot be employed on building breakwater.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Feb. 18, 1888