THE COLLISION CASE.
The M.T. company's collision case was tried in Detroit last week. The particulars of the collision are as follows: The steamer Bannockburn, with barges Minnedosa and Dunmore in tow, was coming down Detroit River on the morning of August 9th, between three and four a.m., when between Wind Mill Point and Bell Isle they met the steamer Point Abino, with barge Leader in tow. The Leader ran into the barge Dunmore, both boats bow on, and the Leader sunk to the bottom in about five minutes. The owners of the Leader claimed that the barge Dunmore was at fault, and they libelled her for the full value of the Leader, as the latter barge, with the damage she had received in the collision, was considered not worth raising.
The case lasted four days and was dismissed with costs. The judge, in giving his decision, compared the way each tow was handled at the time of the collision, the first officers of the Bannockburn and tow being all on watch, and the first officers of the Abino and consort being in bed. In this case the M.T. company had eight witnesses from Kingston, one from Toronto, one from Port Dalhousie and one from St. Catharines. The men all speak in the highest terms of the treatment they received in Detroit from the judge, and also from the lawyers on the opposite side; they were sharp but had a bad case.
March 6, 1900
p.2 Incidents of the Day - The new steamer Rideau Queen, being built by Davis & Sons, will run from Clayton to Ottawa. Kingston was to have been its terminal point, but it has been decided to run as far as Clayton, thus getting more of the river patronage.
March 7, 1900
p.2 Incidents of the Day - The Rideau navigation company has decided not to run the new steamer Rideau Queen to Clayton. It is the desire not to interfere in any way with the business on the river of the Folger boats. It was the intention to run to Clayton, but Kingston will now be the terminal point.
p.6 Incidents of the Day - Next week work will begin on the steamers of the White Squadron, getting them in readiness for the coming spring work.