The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 Jan 1898

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p.6 The Steamer Rosedale - Representatives of the insurance companies interested in the steamer Rosedale meet in Buffalo on Tuesday or Wednesday to decide on what will be done with the steamer. While the hull of the steamer is in a pretty bad condition, it is conjectured that the companies will repair her and hand her over to the owners.

Jan. 18, 1898


Jan. 19, 1898

p.6 General Paragraphs - The new steel barge Brighton, building at the locomotive works for the M.T. company, has been so far completed that with a couple of days' work she would be ready for launching.

Jan. 20, 1898



Ottawa, Jan. 20th - William Dunn vs. the Prescott elevator company terminated late Tuesday afternoon with a verdict of $8,620 and costs for Dunn. According to presiding judge Falconbridge the case was one of great importance, inasmuch as it will establish a precedent as to liability of elevator companies for the care of grain stored in their buildings. The corn in dispute in this action was No. 3 hard Santa Fe corn, totalling 112,000 bushels. The corn was brought at the close of navigation in 1896, and to avoid elevator charges Messrs. Dunn & Co. stored it in the steamers Niko and Nicaragua, of Chicago, and left it in the river all winter. The owners of the boats consented to this arrangement in order to have an early trip when navigation opened, and of course to get the freightage. While on the way to Prescott the Nicaragua was belabored in a very heavy gale on Lake Erie, off Cleveland, and commenced to take water. The captain said that the grain was not insured. The corn, after being stored at Prescott for a while, commenced to heat, and was subsequently sold at Belfast and Glasgow at a loss of $10,832. Messrs. Dunn & Co. tried to recover that loss from the elevator company.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 Jan 1898