The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 29 Mar 1898

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p.1 Capt. King Dead - St. Catharines, March 29th - Capt. Bernard King, 82, died yesterday at his residence at St. Catherines; followed lakes as early as 1837 on a boat from Niagara river to north shore of Lake Ontario; worked with Capt. James Norris, Capt. S. Neelon, and Capt. Larkin; first man to take a ship from the lakes to Halifax - the Shickluna.



H. Burke, Portsmouth, is boss shoveller at Mooer's elevator.

Marine insurance policies come in force on Friday, April 1st.

The sloop Two Brothers was discharged at Mooer's elevator today.

The water will be let out of the Lachine canal on Friday for repairs to the locks.

W.L. Brown, the iron magnate, estimates that 15,000,000 tons of ore will be moved from Lake Superior ports this season.

The schooner S. & J. Collier, entering Belleville harbor on Sunday night, grounded on the bar. The captain could not get his bearings as the harbor lights had not been lit yet.

Early last season the steamer Rosedale broke her steering apparatus on Lake Erie and had to be towed into Port Colborne. The Vega steamship company towed the Rosedale to Port Colborne and claimed $40,000 salvage; $10,000 was offered. This matter is not settled yet, for on Tuesday at Cleveland the Vegas steamship company brought suit to recover salvage for saving the Rosedale, her crew and cargo.

H. Bouchard, for 17 years with the mail line, has been made inspector of stewards. The engineers and stewards appointed for the western end of the line are: Steamer Hamilton, steward, E. Marcil, engineer George Marshall. Corsican, steward, Leon Joly, engineer, John Parker. Algerian, steward, W.J. Clark, engineer, Thomas Wadsworth. Bohemian, steward, F.M. Hepburn, engineer, not appointed. Passport, steward, D. Cambridge, engineer, W. Taylor. Columbian, not appointed. The balance of the appointments are arranged as follows: Each pilot appoints his second pilot and wheelman; the first mate employs his own deck hands; the steward his own waiters and cooks; and the engineers their own stokers and other assistants, which make up the full complement of each crew.

p.5 District News - Capt. Peacock, Cobourg, purchased the schooner Collier, the price being $815.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 29 Mar 1898