The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 27 May 1898

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Suit Regarding Recovery of Insurance Money.

Harvey Goulder, marine lawyer, returned to Cleveland this morning after obtaining technical evidence on the construction of the schooner Minnedosa, of the Montreal transportation company's fleet. The case of the insurance companies vs. Messrs. Fairgraves, Hamilton, in which action is entered to recover insurance money paid over for damages to the Minnedosa, will be argued at Minneapolis in a couple of weeks. The evidence has been collected by a board of commissioners. Mr. Goulder represents the insurance companies, one of which is the Boston Marine Insurance company. Four western experts have stated that the Minnedosa is far from being a strongly built craft. This has been refuted by local experts, who know something about the construction of boats. Capt. W. Powers thinks the only two faults with the schooner is that her frame is too heavy and that she is too well connected. It cannot be said that these are detrimental to the staunchness of the boat.

On Sunday, June 19th, the steamer North King will resume her popular Sunday excursions from Rochester to Alexandria Bay. The advent of these pleasure trips is looked forward to with anticipation. This year an orchestra will again be stationed aboard the steamer and give concerts during the daily trips.

This morning harbor master McCammon placed a buoy on an old wreck sunk in Cataraqui river near the cotton mill. The old hulk has long been a menace to navigation in that part of the river.

The schooner Fleetwing finished unloading her cargo of coal today at the cotton mill wharf. She is chartered to carry coal from Charlotte for James Swift & Co.

The arrivals at Richardson's elevator are the schooners Annandale and Mary and sloops Echo and Madcap with oats and barley from points up the Bay of Quinte.

Folger Bros. are looking for a suitable craft to purchase, into which they will place the

machinery of the steamer Maynard, going to pieces in Anglin's Bay.

The steamer St. Andrews is at the M.T. company's elevator with 37,000 bushels of wheat from Fort William.

The schooner Singapore leaves this evening to load grain at Bay of Quinte ports.

The sloop Pilot left for Bay of Quinte ports today to receive a cargo of grain.

The schooner Two Brothers for Charlotte to load coal got away last night.

The schooner Acacia will clear for Oswego this evening to load coal.

Welland Canal Report.

Port Colborne, May 26th - Down: Steamer Langdon, Chicago to Ogdensburg, general cargo; Iron Duke, Iron City, Chicago to Kingston, corn; Byron Whitaker, F.D. Ewan, Chicago to Kingston, corn.

Port Dalhousie, May 26th - Down: Steamer Germanic, Chicago to Kingston, corn; steamer St. Andrews, Fort William to Kingston, wheat; steamer J.R. Langden, Chicago to Ogdensburg, general cargo; schooner E.H. Rutherford, Port Dalhousie to Oswego, light.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 27 May 1898