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p.4 Editor At Home - The steambarge Jack has been repaired at Buffalo dry-dock from the damage received by the smash in the Welland canal, and left for Lake Michigan to load.


Port Colborne, May 18th - Some excitement was caused here this morning as Capt. Maudsley, of the str. Glengarry, when entering the harbor, commenced blowing the whistle, and continued it for about an hour. The people from around town all turned out to see what was the trouble, and when they found it was Maudsley repeating what he had been cautioned about before, they became indignant and threatening, but the authorities have sent information to Welland, and will have a warrant taken out for his arrest.

What The Captain Says.

Capt. Maudsley was interviewed in Kingston and stated that he had received a summons at Thorold to appear at Welland court. He arranged for a lawyer to attend to his case. The captain says that the whistling was due to unnecessary delay he was put to in getting in to the lock. He claims, however, that the people in that section have a spite against him as he towed M.T. Co.'s barges years ago and cut rates. The lawyer took $5 to clear Maudsley, so he is not at all afraid of the consequences. When the captain stepped from his boat at Port Colborne there was a big crowd around ready to eat him up. They desisted, however, very soon as he, the captain, pulled off his coat and was ready to take his own part. The crowd slunk away and nothing more was said to him. The captain admits that he blew the whistle loud and continuously, but contends that he had occasion for doing so.



Schr. Oliver Mitchell has been purchased by Detroit parties and will be in charge of Capt. E.H. Vandusen, formerly of the schr. Belle Hanscombe. Capt. Thomas Vandusen will take charge of the Belle Hanscombe.

The steambarge King Ben has been chartered by Richardson & Sons to carry 4,000 bushels of wheat and 1,000 bushels of barley to Smith's Falls.

The sloop Idlewild will go up the bay for a cargo of grain.

There are about fifty men engaged on Connolly's new dredge just now.

The schr. Fabiola arrived at Bath yesterday, from Oswego with coal for McKenty.

On Saturday evening the str. America made a trial trip in the harbor and the test was very satisfactory.

The str. New Island Wanderer struck a shoal near Brockville on Friday and broke a bucket off her wheel. Damage, $150.

The tug Active went to release the prop. Morley, ashore opposite Cape Vincent on Monday. The Morley was returning from Ogdensburg light when she ran aground.

The steambarge, New Dominion, with 230,000 feet of lumber went to the bottom in the Georgian Bay eight miles from Parry Sound on Monday night. The loss will be fully covered by insurance.

Albert Shaver, aged fourteen, a son of Henry Shaver, of the tug Minnie Bell, took a fit while walking on the canal bank this morning and rolled in and was drowned. He was subject to epilepsy.

Complaints are made that dealers in coal here engage vessels from other ports to carry coal to their sheds from Oswego and other American ports, while vessels owned in Kingston remain unchartered.

The str. W.B. Morley, light, bound for Cleveland, aground on Point Alexandria, Wolfe Island, St. Lawrence river, Saturday night, was released yesterday after three days of hard work by several large tugs. She was uninjured.

Arrivals: Tug Charlie Ferris, two canal boats, Oswego; prop. Columbia, Toledo, 60,000 bushels corn; prop. J.J. Hill, Chicago, 48,451 bush. corn; schr. Annie Minnes, Oswego, 178 gross tons of coal; schr. L. Loney, Oswego, 264 tons coal; tug Active, Hinckley Point, after relieving prop. Morley, on a shoal.

Arrivals: Prop. G.W. Morley, Duluth, 35,000 bushels of wheat; prop. F.D. Ewen, Duluth, 50,000 bushels of wheat; prop. Glengarry, Fort William, 22,000 bushels of wheat; barge Minnedosa, Fort William, 58,000 bushels of wheat; prop. Monteagle, Chicago, 45,000 bushels corn; prop. Wilhelm, Duluth, 38,000 bushels of wheat; schr. Nervana, Duluth, 42,000 bushels of wheat.

A New River Transit Company.

The Thousand Island transit company is incorporated. Its object is the purchasing, hiring or building and operating one or more steam yachts or other vessels on the St. Lawrence river, for the transportation of passengers and baggage, and to facilitate communication between and among cottages at the Thousand Islands, and between the cottages and the village of Alexandria Bay and other places. The capital stock is $6,000, consisting of 240 shares of the par value of $25 each. The directors named for the first year are: William C. Browning; James H. Oliphant, Edward W. Dewey, Henry R. Heath, Daniel C. McEwen, William McAlfee, Henry A. Loughlin, J.W. Jackson and William J. Townsend.

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    Latitude: 41.4995 Longitude: -81.69541
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