The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 10 Apr 1879

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p.3 The First Move - Pierrepont moved around to side of dock.

Maritime Court - Re Olive - Mowat & Fraser - This, the first case in Kingston under the recent Maritime Court Act, was commenced yesterday morning before His Honor Judge Price - Captains Taylor and Macdonald sitting beside His Honor as assessors. Messrs. Radenhurst, of Perth, and McIntyre for plaintiff, and Messrs. Britton and Whiting for the defendants. The case arose in consequence of the collision of the steamer Olive with the Peerless on the Rideau River last October. The Olive is owned by defendant, and the Peerless by the plaintiff. The Peerless was sunk by the collision, and the plaintiff charges the defendant with negligence in causing the collision. Several witnesses were examined for the plaintiff, but a large number are yet to be examined on both sides. There is a great conflict of testimony apprehended as to the cause of the collision. It being the first case under the new Act quite a little interest is excited among Maritime men.

April 11, 1879

not published - Good Friday

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 10 Apr 1879