p.1 Bancroft Signed It - contract for dry dock - was he really a Connolly?
Fire broke out on the str. Spartan one mile out from Belleville on Saturday last. There were 103 passengers on board, and only one of them was a witness of the incident. This passenger is the Hamilton Times' informant. The gentleman says that he was tempted to jump overboard, so fierce were the flames. The engineer of the steamer turned on the hose and extinguished the fire before the passengers knew anything about it. The engineer, it is alleged, stated that the boat caught fire several times.
Clearances: prop. Argonaut, Charlotte, light.
The tug Emma Munson left yesterday for the Georgian Bay.
The barge Detroit is on Davis' dry dock for general repairs.
The schr. Maggie L. is loading grain at Richardson's for Glenora.
The whaleback Wetmore has reached Liverpool after eleven days from Montreal.
The yacht Gracie was in the Charlotte regatta on Monday and got third place in the 35 foot class.
The sloop John A., with salt for Morton, and Emily May with lumber for Bedford Mills, cleared today.
Arrivals: prop. Argonaut, Chicago, 41,200 bushels wheat; tug Bronson and four barges, Montreal, light; str. Freemason and two barges, Oswego, light; sloop Laura D., Cape Vincent, light.
The dry dock contractors are now ready to proceed with the work of clearing away the dam at the entrance, but as the Dominion bridge company is not prepared to put in the iron gate yet, a further delay will ensue.
While backing into Gunn's slip this morning, the wheel of the steambarge Freemason became entangled in a wire cable attached to a mooring buoy. The wire wound around the wheel several times, until the revolution was stopped. It was with great difficulty that the defect was remedied.