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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 26 Feb 1898

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Veteran of the Seas.

The last issue of the Marine Review contains the following paragraph: - Captain W.R. Taylor, who was for a great number of years engaged as inspector for Canadian lake underwriters and whose son, T.R. Taylor, now holds the same position, is still living in Kingston and is hale and hearty at eighty-seven years. Captain Taylor is among the oldest of Canadian lake vessel masters now living. He began sailing out of Prescott, Ont. in 1832 in the steamer Queenston, and later in the William IV. Between 1834 and 1869 he commanded among other lake vessels, the steamer Cobourg, steamer Sir Francis Bond Head, schooners Thistle and Shamrock, propellor St. Thomas, schooners William Cayley and Governor, barge Superior, steamer Comet, schooners Annie Minnes and Annie Falconer.

Captains and Engineers - The navigation companies are beginning to appoint their boat officers for the coming season. The fleet of the Matthews' line, Toronto, will have the following officers: steamer Niagara, captain, James Morgan; engineer, T. Mills; steamer Clinton, captain, John Joyce; engineer, J. Gray; barges, Lisgar, captain, J. Fahey; Grimsby, captain, S. Atkinson; schooner Clara Yoell, captain, W.J. Colville.

Incidents of the Day - The steamer Seguin next season will be sailed by Capt. J.B. Symes, with S. Gillespie as engineer.

p.3 District News - The schooner Annie Minnes, Picton harbor, has been chartered for a cargo of wire rods from Cleveland to Montreal, and a return cargo of scrap iron for Cleveland.


Toronto Men Will Get Her.

A meeting of insurance underwriters interested in the steamship Rosedale was held in Buffalo, N.Y., today, at which the boat was to be finally disposed of. In all likelihood Hagarty & Crangle, Toronto, will secure the steamer, as it is believed their tender is the highest. They stipulate in their tender that the boat must be handed over by March 1st, so that the repairs can be immediately started here.

Sues For A Large Amount.

Last summer Miss Allen, of New York, a passenger on the steamer Columbian, fell into an open trap door and received injuries to her leg. She entered an action against the Richelieu & Ontario navigation company for $10,000 damages. The case came up for hearing in Montreal yesterday and will likely be concluded on Monday.

Feb. 28, 1898

p.2 Incidents of the Day - Workmen have begun making repairs to the schooner Fabiola. New planking is being added and the schooner will be painted from stem to stern.

p.5 The Bylaw Carried - Goderich passed a bylaw to loan $50,000 to the Mooers' elevator company to build a 500,000 bushel elevator.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 26 Feb 1898