The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 Feb 1900

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p.1 NOTICE - The Annual Meeting of the shareholders of the Calvin Company, Limited, will be held at the office of the company on Garden Island, on Tuesday, 13th February, 1900, at 1 o'clock p.m. Anthony Malone, Secretary.

p.5 Two Minutes Before Time - A suit against the R. & O. navigation company is to be tried at Buffalo, N.Y., in a few days. Some party over there sues the company for $25,000 because he was left at Clayton on account of the steamer Algerian leaving the wharf two minutes before the scheduled time, as is alleged. This was two years ago, and Capt. Dunlop, Kingston, was in command of the steamer.

Feb 2, 1900

p.2 Long Delay Causes Suit - a lawyer is suing R. & O. Navigation Company - he claims the Algerian left the dock on Aug. 11th, 1897 at Clayton 10 minutes early, forcing him to wait 24 hours until the next steamer arrived.

p.6 Stuck In the Ice - Chatham, Feb. 2nd - The Lake Erie and Detroit railway car ferry Shenango, running between Conneaut, Ohio, and Rondeau is stuck in a wind row of ice about half a mile out from Rondeau. She has been there since yesterday. The crew are using dynamite to force an opening into the harbor. The ferry has thirty cars laden with coal for Chatham dealers on board.

Feb. 3, 1900


K. & M. Forwarding Company.

At the annual meeting of the Kingston & Montreal forwarding company, held Thursday, the following were elected directors: Messrs. Frank Ross, Frank W. Ross and John T. Ross, Quebec; William Stewart, Montreal; and J. Bell Carruthers, Kingston. At a subsequent meeting of the directors Frank Ross was elected president; J. Bell Carruthers vice-president, and G.R. Moir, Quebec, secretary-treasurer.

p.7 C.P.R.'s New Grain Route - plan to turn French River into deep waterway canal allowing grain steamers to unload at elevators to be built at North Bay, from where the grain will go by rail to the coast. [Montreal Witness]

p.8 A New Invention To Be Manufactured - the St. Lawrence motor co. to manufacture Weller launch motors at Cornwall.

The Case Being Heard - Capt. C. Hinckley returned today from Buffalo, N.Y., where he gave evidence in the suit brought against the R. & O. navigation company by a passenger who claimed a steamer of that line had left Clayton ahead of time. Capt. Dunlop, who commanded the steamer in question, is now at Buffalo. His log book showed the steamer to have left on time. It was expected the company would win out.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 Feb 1900