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

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p.2 Repairs To the North King - Heaters are being placed in the furnace and smokestacks of the steamer North King. These will enable steam to be generated much quicker, and consequently will give the boat increased speed. It is hoped that next season the King will be able to make seventeen knots an hour. Other repairs to the staunch craft are being effected, and when she goes into commission this year she will be one of the swiftest and best equipped steamers on the lake.

The 6 A.M. Whistle - at Capt. Davis' dry-dock complained of in letter to editor.

Work on the Snake Island lighthouse has ceased and the workmen have been paid off. They worked only 8 days all told.


Important Marine Case.

The Question of Responsibility in a River Collision.

The court of review, yesterday, reversed the judgement of the superior court, in the case of Langlois vs the Canadian Forwarding and Export Company. This was a claim of damages arising out of a collision between the steamer Algerian and the defendants' tug Ida, on the river St. Lawrence, above the Lachine Canal, on the night of Sept. 8th, 1898. The plaintiff, Langlois, was serving as engineer of the Ida, and was injured in the collision. He claimed damages from the owners of the tug, and got judgement on the ground that the accident resulted from the negligence and want of skill of the captain who was also acting as pilot.

The court of review in reversing that judgement, and dismissing the action, held that the Ida had her lights properly placed, that she was duly proceeding on her own side of the channel, while the Algerian ought to have kept to the south side, and the captain of the Ida could not be held guilty of negligence. [Montreal Witness]

p.6 Galvanized Iron Life Boats - McKelvey & Birch are manufacturing several galvanized iron life boats for the M.T. company. Wooden boats, when left in the heat on the deck of a steamer, soon warp and shrink, rendering them leaky. With galvanized boats nothing of this sort will occur.

March 2, 1900

p.2 Personal Mention - Capt. Moore, of the steamer Myles, arrived in the city yesterday to superintend the fitting out of his boat. Work will be commenced at once.

March 3, 1900

p.2 Personal Mention - Capt. Joseph Saunders, Cape Vincent, N.Y., commenced sailing when he was seventeen years old, and is now sixty-four years of age. During that time he was never shipwrecked.

p.8 Dismissed With Costs - The case of the owners of the barge Leader vs the Montreal transportation company, tried at Detroit in the Admiralty Court of the United States, resulted in a victory for the M.T. Co., the case being dismissed with costs.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 Mar 1900