The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 29 Jun 1900

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p.4 The Annual Meet - of the Lake Yacht Racing Association to be held at Cobourg from July 23rd to 26th.

p.5 Verdict For Mr. Lesslie - In the case of the New York and Ottawa company vs. the Collins Bay rafting and forwarding company, tried at Cornwall last Monday, judgement was given by justice Street in Toronto on Thursday. The judge dismissed the plaintiff's action with costs, and allowed the defendants the amount of their counter claim to the extent of $5,000, making in all $10,000. The balance of the money, $15,000, is to be paid at the completion of the contract. The court found that Mr. Lesslie had prosecuted the work with reasonable diligence. Mr. Lesslie will have the right to go on with the work of raising the remaining span from the position to which it was carried in the fall of 1898, and putting it ashore.

Liens For Supplies - Judge Colt, in the United States court at Ogdensburg, N.Y., will soon determine whether boats are liable for bills for supplies furnished on a contract signed by the corporation owning the boats. The case is that of Cuddy Mullen vs. the steamers of the Ogdensburg transit company. The coal company furnished $20,000 worth of coal during 1898 and tried to enforce a lien against the boats. Defendants claim that the coal was furnished on credit given to the company, which is in the hands of a receiver. Corporate ownership responsibilities will be defined by the decision. In individual ownership debts follow the ship itself.


The steamer Melbourne, from Montreal, called at Craig's wharf this morning.

The steamer Empire State went on Cape Vincent route this afternoon.

The steambarge King Ben arrived from Oswego with coal for Folger Bros.

Arrivals at Richardson's elevator: Schooners Madcap and Idlewild, from bay ports.

Arrivals at Swift's wharf to-day: Steamers Algerian from Toronto;Toronto, down and up.

Captain Thomas Donnelly left this morning for Cornwall to view the wreck of the barge Dorchester.

The steamer Merritt arrived this morning from Belleville to take the 16th Regiment to Picton.

The steamer America left for Deseronto this morning to return theGananoque field battery in camp there.

The steamer Jessie Bain is being painted at the Kingston foundry wharf, after which she will begin government survey work on the St. Lawrence.

The M.T. company barge Dorchester, sunk at the Cornwall canal, was successfully raised about midnight, on Thursday. Men were sent from Kingston to do the work, and pumped out the water in quick time. The Dorchester was immediately taken in tow by the tug Hall for Montreal.

It is a wonder that more accidents do not happen in the Thousand Islands when one recollects how daring some steamyachts are in running before large steamers in narrow places. The recent accident, by which the steamer Corsican sunk a yacht, is not at all to be wondered at, and should serve as a warning.

The Norwegian steamer Theona has just discharged a cargo of 72,000 bushels of wheat at Buffalo from Fort William. This craft and her companion from Norway, the Paliki, will make trips during the season between Canadian and American ports on the lakes. In the fall they will go to salt water and will take cargoes of manufactured pulp to Japan, then load tea for England, and finally take cement for the lakes next spring.

p.6 The Barge Afloat - Diver William Newman returned at noon today from Cornwall where he superintended the work of raising the barge Dorchester, of the M.T. company's line. There was twenty three inches of water covering the deck of the barge after she settled down. Diver Newman found a hole four feet long and twenty inches wide stove in the bow of the barge. This was so successfully covered over, that after the hold was pumped free of water, the ordinary hand pump was sufficient to keep the water down. It was found unnecessary to take out any of the cargo of coal. The barge was taken to Montreal to unload her cargo, after which she will be docked here. It was one of the slickest pieces of wrecking and diving work ever performed in the St. Lawrence river. At ten o'clock last night the barge was afloat.

Secured The Contract - George Plunkett, Cobourg, has received the contract for coal for the Kingston penitentiary, about 4,000 tons, and he will at once proceed to fill it. He will carry it by his own schooner Annie Faulkner (sic - Falconer).

Elevator Burned- Union elevator at Belleville burned, owned by Dominion bank, tenanted by F.F. Cole of Toronto; 10,000 bushels of wheat also lost.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 29 Jun 1900