The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 Jul 1898

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p.2 An Enjoyable Trip - a large crowd takes a Saturday excursion on the steamer New York to the Thousand Islands - details.


The schooner Two Brothers cleared for Oswego on Saturday.

The steamer Columbia cleared this morning for Montreal.

The steamer Columbian left Swift's wharf for Montreal this morning.

The steamer King Ben has been temporarily laid up, business being dull.

The steamer Corsican, on her way to Toronto, touched here yesterday afternoon.

The steamer Topeka, from Chicago to Kingston with corn, passed Port Colborne last night.

The schooner Acacia did not get away Saturday as expected, but cleared for Oswego today.

The steamer Sir L. Tilley arrived in port from Montreal yesterday, clearing again for Charlotte.

The steamer Melbourne, from Hamilton, touched at Craig & Co.'s wharf yesterday, bound for Montreal.

The schooner Fleetwing, Charlotte, was expected in today with a cargo of coal for James Swift & Co.

Called at Swift & Co.'s wharf: Steamers North King, Charlotte; Corsican, Montreal;

Algerian, Hamilton.

The tug Walker arrived yesterday with light barges from Montreal, and left with two for Oswego to load coal.

The steamer St. Andrews from Fort William is discharging 37,500 bushels of wheat at Richardsons' elevator.

The steamer Rosedale left port early Sunday morning. It is understood she has gone to upper lake ports to load grain.

The steamer Bannockburn, from Chicago, arrived at the M.T. company's elevator Saturday evening with 64,500 bushels of corn.

J.A. Jamieson, builder of the Montreal transportation company's elevator here, tells the Montreal Gazette that with vessels like the Bannockburn, with a tonnage of 2,400, and six hatches, fully 125,000 bushels of grain an hour could be handled at it.

p.6 A Constructive Total Loss - The Buffalo Courier says the cost of raising and repairing the steamer Tecumseh, which sank at Marquette, will equal her entire value, thus making her a constructive total loss. Last winter her owner spent $9,000 in new machinery and repairs.

The Insurance Company Won.

An interesting and long standing marine case was tried on Thursday and Friday of last week in Montreal. It was an action brought against Fairgraves, Hamilton, owners of the steamer Arabian, by C.A. Macdonald, of Chicago, to recover $8,000 damages done to the schooner Minnedosa by the Arabian in September, 1895. It will be remembered that the steamer Arabian broke a lock gate in the Welland canal and the rush of water swung the M.T. company's schooner Minnedosa against the sill of a lower lock, doing considerable damage. Macdonald had to pay the company $8,000 insurance money, the cost of repairs, and he instituted the action to recover that amount. This spring, Harvey Goulder, marine lawyer, was in the city taking evidence in connection with the case, which came to trial last week. The court gave a decree in favor of the insurance company for the amount asked, and the verdict sustained the evidence given by local experts, taken by Mr. Goulder. It is said the owners of the Arabian will appeal the case, the costs for which will be heavy. Schuyler & Kremer, Chicago, represented the insurance company at the trial.

Snips - Captain McDonald, of the steamer Caspian, speaks highly of the manner in which the Calvin company removed the Caspian from the shoal in the St. Lawrence. Without loss of time the two tugs pulled alongside, a steampump was hoisted aboard, and within a short space of time the tugs were hauling away. Every man seemed to know his place and there was an utter absence of confusion or noise.

The government dredge completed the deepening of Adolphustown harbor, or wharf approaches, on Saturday, and it is now a safe port of entry for large steamers. The work was secured through the influence of D.W. Allison, the veteran liberal politician.

The steamer Caspian's forefoot was bent by her grounding on the Pullman shoal. It is expected that she will be released from the dry-dock by Tuesday night.

The sloop Amelia is unloading brick at the Grove Inn dock.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 Jul 1898