The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 Sep 1899

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Water is being let into the Soulanges canal.

The steamer Orion cleared last night for Buffalo.

Calvin's tug loaded withs at Folger's wharf this morning for Garden Island.

The schooner Jamieson, from Port Dalhousie, discharged 10,000 bushels of barley at the M.T. company's elevator today.

The steam yacht Castanet received repairs in Davis' dry dock today. The tug Col. By, from Cape Vincent, enters the dock tonight.

It is expected the steamer Glengarry will be ready to sail tomorrow. Repairs to her crank pin will be completed some time in the forenoon.

The schooners Laura D., Madcap and Granger, from bay ports, arrived at Richardsons' elevator this morning with cargoes of rye and peas.

An old mariner points out that the best spot in Kingston harbor in which to winter boats, especially steamers painted white, is at Portsmouth, where they are free of the smoke nuisance and are well protected from storms.

They Were Unsuccessful.

The gang of wreckers, with diver Newman, which the Donnelly Salvage & Wrecking company sent up to Prinyer's Cove, bay of Quinte, to locate the sunken steambarge Alberta and remove her boiler and machinery, have returned. They were unsuccessful in their mission, as they were unable to locate the wreck. Before returning diver Newman placed a new blade on the propeller of the steamer Resolute.

Inspected Snake Island Light.

Enoch Burtch and marine inspector Horn went up to the new Snake Island lighthouse yesterday. Mr. Horn found everything satisfactory and the couple returned home again. The station is awaiting the arrival of a lamp, which will be sent soon from the government lighthouse stores. As soon as that is placed in position the lamp will be lighted and vesselmen will have another warning light to guide their vessels coarse.


Examined Before the Master.

Today the parties interested in the case of the Calvin company vs Folger Bros, and the Donnelly salvage and wrecking company, were examined before the master in chancery for discovery. The case arose out of the contract of the Folger-Donnelly syndicate with the Atlantic Transportation Company to take a number of schooners and steamers down the St. Lawrence rapids to Montreal last fall. This syndicate chartered some of the Calvin tugs for the work. At the completion of the task the Messrs. Folger paid the Calvin company $4,000 in cash and gave a note for the balance, $4,000. Before the Folger-Donnelly syndicate recovered the amount of their bill from the Atlantic Transportation company that concern failed and the Folgers refused to pay the note held by the Calvin company, hence the suit.

Incidents of the Day - Two cases against the M.T. company for damages, by relatives of the two men drowned off the tug Bronson on June 22nd last, will come up for trial at the non-jury sittings in October.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 Sep 1899