The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 29 Jan 1894

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p.1 Incidents of the Day - The Canadian marine association will hold its annual meeting at Toronto on Thursday next.

This morning Capt. T. Donnelly, inspector of hulls, received the annual supplies for his office. They weighed about 100 lbs.

The steamboat inspectors, who met in Ottawa recently, were photographed in a group. One picture, handsomely framed, was presented to the chairman. Each of the members got a copy.

p.2 Albury, Jan. 27th - ....The contractor for the building of a new lighthouse on Nigger Island, at the centre bar, is here from Ottawa, and means business. He has engaged men in the woods getting timber for the piers and others piling stone....

p.3 Propels Itself On Land And Water - A steam warping tug is the name given to a new vessel invented in Canada, according to The Industrial World, for use in the lumber districts. It propels itself both on land and water, and is used by lumbermen whose operations are carried on among small lakes connected by small streams. It is propelled by side wheels when afloat, and is pronounced to be a success, several having been constructed during the past year.

Jan. 30, 1894


Jan. 31, 1894

p.2 Suing For Money - John Talbert left for Buffalo, yesterday, to see his lawyer about a case that comes up before the high court at Utica, N.Y., in a few days. Talbert was mate on the schr. C.P. Minch last season, and sues the owners for $5,000 salvage, in other words, one-third the value of the vessel and cargo. The schooner was off Buffalo in a gale one day last summer, when the captain deserted her. Mr. Talbert would not get in the lifeboat and remained on the ship with another sailor and the captain's daughter. Mr. Talbert finally got the boat over the reef and saved her. He thinks the amount named is due him and lawyers tell him he has a pretty sure case.

p.4 Destruction of the Schooner - Whitby, Jan. 31st - At an early hour yesterday morning, the schooner John Wesley, owned by Capt. William McCourt, was discovered to be on fire. The cabin and all her canvas were completely consumed. Loss, about $600 supposed to be partly insured. The cause of the fire is at present unknown, but it is supposed to have been set on fire by parties sheltering there and leaving the fire burning.

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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 29 Jan 1894