The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Dec. 24, 1888

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About 9:30 o'clock on Saturday evening a frame building in Breck & Booth's coal and wood yard, used by A. McCorkell for a workshop, was noticed to be on fire, and before the blaze could be extinguished, a large conflagration occurred. The flames spread to Mr. McCorkell's boat houses and completely destroyed them, and many of the skiffs which they contained. The firemen worked efficiently, and kept the fire, assisted in its progress by a high wind, down to a small area, indeed. Two schooners, P. Bennet and A. Foster, were anchored close to the fire, and many thought they would be burned. The horn of the schr. Foster was damaged. Mr. McCorkell lost a quantity of boats, seven or eight skiffs, and a lot of canvass and other material. He is well insured.

The End of Townsend vs. Paul Case.

Judgement was delivered on Saturday in the Common Pleas division court at Toronto dismissing plaintiff's motion with costs. This was an action tried at the last assizes here before Hon. Justice Rose. The plaintiff sued the defendant, Capt. Paul, to recover $3,000 for injuries sustained through alleged negligence on the part of Capt. Paul on Oct. 1st, 1887, in prematurely exploding a duallin cartridge on the dredge in the harbour, and by intent plaintiff was permanently injured. The learned judge at the time rendered judgement in favour of defendant on the ground that no negligence was found against defendant. The plaintiff last Michaelmas term named the court in Osgoode Hall, Toronto, to set aside the judgement in favour of the defendant and enter it for the plaintiff. Judgement was rendered on Saturday dismissing plaintiff's motion with costs, and thus affirming the judgement in favour of the defendant. Mr. J.W. Machar for plaintiff, Mr. McIntyre, Q.C., for defendant.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Dec. 24, 1888