The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 Nov 1891

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p.1 Larkin, Connolly & Co. Trail - Ottawa, Nov. 17th - Today at ten o'clock the case against the members of the firm of Larkin, Connolly & Co., came up in the police court before the county Judge Ross. "These proceedings," said Michael Connolly, "are proving very expensive to us. Delays are making counsel fees mount rapidly, and our business is being seriously damaged. The government has paid us nothing on account of the Kingston dry dock, and we are carrying on that work now wholly at our own expense. We are paying as high as seven per cent for money, with little prospect of getting interest from the government. Then, moreover, our books are in custody at Quebec. We are not justly treated by any means."

The Contract Given - The contract to build two twin screw steamers for the Richelieu & Ontario navigation company has been awarded to Roch & Co., New York. They will ply between Kingston and Montreal and form a daily line, independent of the regular boats. They will be the finest steamers afloat on fresh water.


The str. John Haggart has wintered at Perth.

The tug Thompson is having a new engine and boiler put in.

The prop. Myles, Fort William, passed Port Dalhousie for Kingston, last night, laden with wheat.

The prop. Ocean was drydocked at Montreal, and her bottom examined. She is expected in port today.

Arrivals: tug Walker, Montreal, four light barges; str. Freemason and barges Minnie Francis and Ontario, Cape Vincent, light.

A telegram was received (unreadable) this morning, stating that the prop. Persia had arrived safe and sound. Capt. Scott left Swift's dock at 7:45 yesterday morning, despite the remonstration of old mariners, and after a rough passage arrived in Toronto at nine o'clock this morning. Capt. Scott is one of the most able mariners that sails the lakes.

p.4 Interesting News by Wire - The schooner Montcalm of Toledo, loaded with iron ore, went ashore half a mile below Selkirk on Lake Erie in Sunday night's storm and is a total wreck.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 Nov 1891