The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 9, 1889

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The sloop Idlewild is loading timber for Dexter, N.Y.

The schr. H. Dudley and sloop Carleton have arrived light.

The schr. Eliza Allen has cleared with lumber for Oswego.

The schr. Idlewild is loading lumber at Folger's wharf for Oswego.

After taking on coal at Swift's the str. Algonquin cleared for Cleveland to load coke for Algoma Mills.

The Norseman is doing a fine business. Last week she carried over a 1,000 excursionists besides her regular work. The officers are spoken of as courteous and obliging.

The prop. Canada arrived today with lighthouse supplies. She has already supplied thirty-three houses. She cleared for the upper lakes. P. Harty, inspector, was on board.

The tug Olevia Gordon is in the Cataraqui dry-dock for a new wheel, straightening her shaft and minor repairs. The tug Col. By is on the outer end of the dock getting her bottom caulked and her shaft straightened. The barge Europa is waiting to be docked for caulking and a general overhauling.

The barge Eva is sunk at the wharf, Hochelaga, Que., with a full cargo of phosphate. She is stated to have been too heavily freighted in the bow. The crew, who were below deck at the time, had a narrow escape, as she went down without a moment's warning. Barge and cargo are estimated at $6,000. The cargo, owned by Mr. Lomer, was shipped from Buckingham, and is valued at $4,500. The barge is also the property of Mr. Lomer.

Three years ago the steambarge S.R. Tilley, owned by Sylvester Neelon, St. Catherines, ran into the lighthouse in Detroit river, four miles below Fort Wayne, doing considerable damage. District Attorney Black found the United States statutes would not allow him to proceed against a person who was not a resident in his district to recover damages resulting from negligence. He accordingly resorted to the state courts, and some time ago began suit by attachment against the owner of the Tilley in the Wayne circuit court. Saturday Mr. Neelon called upon the district attorney and settled the matter by paying $550 in the U.S. treasury, and the suit will be discontinued.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 9, 1889