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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 Aug 1899

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Two Suits Entered.

As intimated by the Whig last week, Mrs. A.E. Hastings, widow of the dockhand drowned from the tug Bronson when the steamer took fire near Alexandria Bay recently, has taken action against the M.T. company to recover damages for the loss of her husband. Yesterday a writ was issued in her behalf, placing the amount sought to be recovered at $25,000.

John O'Neil, Bedford, father of the other young man drowned at the burning of the Bronson, will also take proceedings against the company. He has instructed his lawyer to prepare a writ, but has not yet fixed the amount which he will seek to recover.


The "Mosquito" fleet is at Bay of Quinte ports loading grain for Richardson & Sons.

The steamer Algonquin, Fort William, today discharged 67,000 bushels of wheat at the M.T. company's elevator and cleared again for the west.

To Build A New Steamer.

Capt. Noonan has decided to go ahead with his scheme of building a new steamer for the Rideau route, to form a companion steamer for the James Swift. He has instructed Mathew Davis, of Davis & Sons, to prepare plans and specifications and proceed with the work at once. The new steamer will be constructed at Davis & Sons' ship yard and will be ready for service on the Rideau with the opening of navigation in the spring of 1900.

p.5 The Canoe Camp - result of races at the American Canoe Association camp at Hay Island, near Gananoque.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 Aug 1899