The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 31 Oct 1895

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p.1 In the O'Neil vs. Connolly case, concluded yesterday, justice Meredith returned judgement for the plaintiff to the amount of $350 and full costs, same to be paid on or before the fifth day of the next Michaelmas sitting of the court of assizes.


The tug Thomson arrived from Montreal this morning with five light barges.

The prop. Arabian cleared today for Fort William to load wheat for the M.T. Co.

The prop. Niagara cleared this morning for Toledo to load wheat for this port.

The sloop Laura D. from Deseronto, is at Richardson's elevator with 2,000 bushels of peas.

The sloop Idlewild, from Millhaven, is discharging 1,500 bushels of peas at Richardson's elevator.

The sloop Madcap, from Simcoe Island, arrived today at Richardson's elevator with 1,200 bushels of peas.

All of Richardson Bros.' fleet were in port today with the exception of the sloop Pilot. She is expected in tonight.

The sloop Maggie L. is discharging her cargo of peas and oats at Richardsons Bros. warehouse. She is from Wolfe Island.

The schr. Helen, from Frenchman's Bay, near Toronto, arrived at Richardson's wharf this morning with 5,000 bushels of barley.

The tug Active arrived from Oswego last night with two barges laden with coal. She picked up four more grain laden barges here and cleared for down the river, where she exchanged tows, and arrived back here this morning with two light barges.

The schr. Starling, burned at Toronto, was built in 1873 by shipbuilder Tait, at Roblin's Mills. She made her first trip in August of the same year, and was owned by the late Capt. Frank Jackman and P.D. Conger. She had a carrying capacity of about 400 tons. The Starling was actively engaged in lake traffic for twenty-two years.

The steambarge Tecumseh, owned by the Collinsby rafting company, had a narrow escape from being destroyed by fire at Astabula on Oct. 29th. Shortly after midnight the crew were awakened by the crackling of flames in the hall between the cabins forward, and turned in an alarm of fire. The department responded and after working two hours succeeded in putting the fire out. The cabins are gutted and the crew lost all their clothing. Temporary repairs will be made so that the steamer can proceed to her destination with her load of coal for Rossport.

p.4 General Paragraphs - The steamer Islander came up today from Clayton and went into quarters. She was running on the Clayton-Alexandria Bay route.

Pith of the News - The barge W.B. Hall, owned by Playfair of Midland, was wrecked on Magnetic reef, Manitoulin. The crew escaped, but the boat is in a bad condition. She carried 25,000 bushels of wheat, bound to Midland. Total insurance on boat and cargo, $18,000.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 31 Oct 1895