The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 Oct 1898

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p.2 Incidents of the Day - The government dredge is at work in the vicinity of the shoal tower.

Before The Supreme Court - J.C. Caine vs. Collins Bay rafting company case comes up in supreme court this week.


The schooner Two Brothers cleared for Oswego today to load coal.

The schooner Acacia cleared for Charlotte today to load coal for this port.

The sloop Maggie L., from Wolfe Island, unloaded 3,000 bushels of wheat and oats at Richardsons' elevator this morning.

The steamer Hamilton, from Hamilton to Montreal, touched at Swift & Co.'s wharf last evening. She had a heavy freight cargo.

The tug Jessie Hall reached port last night with two light barges from Montreal. She returned this morning with six barges grain-laden.

The sloops Minnie, from Howe Island with oats, and Madcap, with peas from Amherst Island, discharged at Richardsons' elevator this morning.

The tug James A. Walker arrived from Montreal last evening with five light barges and cleared for Charlotte with three barges to load coal for Montreal.

The tug Hiram Easton, recently sunk at Ottawa, was docked in Davis' dry-dock yesterday to have her seams caulked. She was discharged today and left for Ottawa.

One of the boats which left Ogdensburg yesterday for the Atlantic coast took a shear in the current and grounded at the head of the Iroquois canal but was released without difficulty.

The passenger steamer Majestic, which stranded on the Big shoals, at the east end of Drummond Island, Monday morning, is valued at $150,000. She runs between Collingwood and Duluth.

The steamer A.G. Lindsay, owned in Detroit, and chartered by the Atlantic transportation company for the coal trade on the coast, reached Ogdensburg today. It is expected that the entire fleet will have reached Montreal by the 15th inst.

The steamer Toledo, wrecked 500 feet out from the entrance of Portage Lake canal, is an obstruction to navigation, and unless the owners remove the wreck at once, the government engineers will scatter it by dynamite, and charge the expense to the owners.

At the last spring assizes in Toronto chief justice Armour decided that the Alliance insurance company should pay the insurance on the steamer Baltic, burned at Collingwood, after being three years out of commission. The company appealed on the ground that the policy said "a boat running on the inland lakes and rivers," and that she was not running and did not fulfil the conditions of the policy. Justice Armour held that the real condition was that the boat should be "on the inland lakes and rivers." The court of appeal has upheld his decision.

p.6 To Be Enlarged - The steamer Empress of India, in the dry dock in Picton, is cut into three parts. Her length will be increased by forty-five feet, which will make her 227 feet long and about the same length as the Chicora. Other extensive repairs are also being made and when the Empress makes her appearance next season she will be almost new.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 Oct 1898