The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 2, 1888

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The schr. Folger started today for Oswego with lumber.

The prop. Bruno and schr. Laura, laden with deals, arrived today from Manistee, Mich. The Laura was lightened of 75,000 feet of deals here. The boats are going to Quebec.

An investigation has been held at Brockville by Samuel Risley, chairman of the steamboat inspectors, on a complaint made by Mr. Lyon's manager of the Canadian Pacific transfer company of Brockville and Prescott. Capt. Dick, Kingston, government inspector of hulls and steamboats, gave orders to have the ferry steamer Chaffey, which runs between Brockville and Morrisburg, "tied up," on the ground that she was unseaworthy and unsafe to run. Mr. Lyon complained of this. Inspector Brunt, of Quebec, was sent up. He issued an order for the vessel to run. This complicated matters and Capt. Dick demanded an investigation. This has just been concluded. W. Power, shipbuilder, gave expert testimony. It was shown that the vessel was defective in various places. The full facts will be given to the public by the marine department.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 2, 1888