The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 May 1897

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That Popular And Well Known Steamer "John Haggart" which for the past four years has run the "Union Park Route," Brockville. Both boat and route are too well known to require any description. This is the most popular and best paying route on the River and the "Haggart" has arranged to run it this season. The purchaser can probably arrange to retain the route for a term of years. For further information, address the owners, Seeley & Moffat, Perth, Ont.



The schooner Acacia is tied up at the foot of Queen street awaiting a charter.

James Hunter, Belleville, has been appointed captain of the government tug St. Paul.

The tug Thompson, with five grain laden barges, cleared last night for Montreal.

The schooner Ballou is awaiting a charter. She is tied up at the foot of Princess street.

The steamer Rosemount, light, cleared last night for Fort William to load wheat for this port.

The schooner Pilot, Bay of Quinte ports, discharged a cargo of buckwheat at Richardson & Sons' elevator this morning.

All the steamers of the white squadron will be in commission on the 24th inst. The steamer St. Lawrence is being painted inside and out.

The steamer Elfinmere, Duluth, wheat; steamer Glengarry and consort Minnedosa, Fort William, wheat; steamer Bothnia, Toledo, timber; steamer Servia and consort, Duluth, wheat; steamer St. Lawrence, Duluth, wheat; schooner Albacore, Toledo, timber, were reported at the Welland canal today for this port.

p.5 ad for Richelieu & Ontario Navigation Company - The Scenic Line of America; Hamilton and Montreal Line - steamer Hamilton; with schedule and fares.



Evidence was heard today in an interesting local marine suit. Interested parties are being examined before J.L. Whiting, county crown attorney, by Charles Kremer, Chicago, and H. Goulder, Cleveland, two of the cleverest marine lawyers in America, who are acting in behalf of certain insurance companies, mulcted some years ago of a large sum of money and now seeking redress in trying to lay the blame on the owners of the steamer causing the damage for which the insurance companies had to pay. In 1893, while the steamer Arabian was locking through the Welland canal she collided with a gate while in lock No. 4. The inrush of water caused damage to the schooner Minnedosa in lock No. 3, bound down with wheat. The owners of the Arabian paid for the damage occasioned to the canal, but the insurance companies "ponied up" for the damage to the Minnedosa and her cargo. Now the insurance companies are seeking to recover from the owners of the Arabian the amount paid over to the M.T. Co. for the damage done the Minnedosa, claiming negligence on the part of the crew of the Arabian and thereby causing the damage to the Minnedosa. Capt. Geoghegan, in command of the schooner at the time, and Capts. William and Thomas Taylor were examined this morning, as was also W. Power. At one o'clock an adjournment took place, and at 2:30 o'clock the examination was resumed. The outcome of the suit will be awaited with interest, as the result will be of interest to all mariners on the inland seas.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 May 1897