The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 May 1893

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An electric light plant was placed in the str. James Swift today.

The water in the harbor is rising steadily. It has raised twenty-six inches since the ice left.

The tug Active is in Davis' dry-dock. Her engine will be relined and she will receive a part new stern.

W. McPhee, mate of the str. Corsican, arrived from Port Covington this morning. He goes on duty at once.

A telegram received states the prop. Algonquin left Port Dalhousie at one o'clock this morning. She is loaded with wheat and corn for the Kingston & Montreal forwarding company, Portsmouth.

Str. Glengarry and barges, Kingston to Duluth, light, passed Port Colborne last night. Passed Port Colborne: str. Enterprize, Kingston to Cleveland, light; str. Kate Butteroni, Chicago to Kingston, corn.

Negligent and Unskilful.

At the division court this morning the action for an account of $9.85, preferred by James Lowery against Capt. Thomas Craig, of the schr. Hanlan, was withdrawn. It seems that in 1890 Lowery served as mate of the Hanlan, but that while the boat was in his charge one day he ran her aground in entering Fairhaven. Lowery left the boat at Fairhaven, and now claimed $9.35 back wages due him. Capt. Craig, however, makes a different aspect to the story by his counter-action. Capt. Craig put in a claim against Lowery for $400 for negligence and unskilful discharge of duty and $400 for deserting the ship when his services were required. Lowery left the boat at Fairhaven. Upon hearing Capt. Craig's counter-claim Lowery at once ordered his case withdrawn. It is understood the case was thrown out at Oswego, as that court had not the jurisdiction to deal with it. It is not known what action Capt. Craig will take.

Incidents of the Day - The schr. Falconer is en route from Charlotte to Kingston with coal for Swift & Co.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 May 1893