The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 Feb 1891

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p.1 Incidents of the Day - The owners of the schooner Two Brothers, of Port Hope, have entered suit against the steamer Reindeer for $700 damages the schooner sustained by collision with the steamer in November last. The case will be tried at Picton.

Will It Be Further Tested - Some years ago a company, called the Dominion Salvage and Wrecking company, was organized in Montreal with a capital of $100,000. When the stock was subscribed it was supposed by some of the subscribers that the $100,000 would be placed in the bank at the formation of the company, but this was not done. Only $60,000 in cash was deposited, the balance of $40,000 was paid in notes to Mr. Gregory, manager. When the shares of stock were being collected, subscribers, representing $55,000, refused to "put up," because they contended the company was not legally formed. The matter was put into the court of appeal, and it delivered in favor of the contention. The case will likely now be sent to the privy council. The Kingston stockholders have received notices to appear in Montreal on Friday, Feb. 13th, to consider whether it will be wise to test the case further. The stockholders in Kingston are: J. Swift, J. Donnelly, T. Donnelly, and another. Their stock was all paid. There are creditors of the company in the city.

p.2 To Be Thoroughly Repaired - The schr. Singapore will be extensively repaired and refitted before making her appearance on the lakes next season. She will receive a new nighthead, sternpost, stem and cutwater and new frames wherever required. The woodwork will be entirely of oak, and when finished the Singapore will be one of the neatest and trimmest schooners on the lakes.

Feb. 9, 1891

p.1 General Paragraphs - The repairs to the R. & O. N. company steamer Spartan are nearing completion and she will be among the first boats to take the route this summer.

Feb. 10, 1891


Feb. 11, 1891

p.1 Incidents of the Day - John Mathewson has received the contract to build the Portsmouth breakwater.

There is plenty of work at Portsmouth now for the residents. Many men are employed in the shipyards and in building the breakwater.

Some Marine Pointers.

The schr. Acacia is wintering at Waupoose Island.

Fifty men are engaged in improving the steamer Norseman.

Capt. Savage, of Wellington, will arrive in a few days to superintend the fitting out of the schr. Julia for next season's business.

Joseph Devan, a well known sailor, has an interesting collection of relics which he secured at wrecks. Among the collection is a piece of looking glass found in the hull of the schr. Jessie Breck.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 Feb 1891