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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 Aug 1900

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p.2 Got His Trimmings - The captain of the schooner Peterson, consort of the schooner Niko, was not the only officer of the vessel to get into trouble while lying in this port. The mate got "all that was a comin' to him" before he left port. It seems he found fault with the work of the shovellers who worked in the hold, while the schooner discharged her grain cargo at one of the elevators. The trouble began Monday and continued Tuesday morning. The men were abused from the deck but, not being content with what he had said from that position of vantage, the mate descended into the hold. Two shovellers told him to go back on deck again; that was his place, that he had no business in the hold. Instead of obeying he continued abusing the shovellers. Whereupon one of the shovellers gave him a neat trimming. One of the deck hands attempted to interfere and another of the shovellers quickly had him "hors de combat."


The schooner Echo, Trenton, is at Booth & Co's wharf with soft wood.

The schooner Burton, from Fairhaven, is at Crawford & Co's wharf with coal.

The M.T. company's barge Toronto is on the company's ways having her forefoot repaired.

The tug Hall from Montreal with five light barges, arrived this morning at the M.T. company's elevator. The Hall entered the government dry dock for repairs.

p.5 Sea Serpent at Kingston - as reported in [New York Sun].

Incidents of the Day - The schooner Two Brothers cleared for Deseronto, light.



Montreal, Aug. 16th - The British steamer Scottish King arrived in port on Tuesday in charge of Capt. Bernier, of north pole fame. The Scottish King, it will be remembered, went ashore at Seal Cove, Newfoundland, forty-five miles south of St. John's, in November last, during a dense fog, and for nineteen months lay there abandoned by her owners, as a total loss.

Mr. Lesslie, of the Collins Bay rafting and forwarding company, accompanied by Capt. Bernier, made a careful inspection of the vessel, and of her position, and finally decided to make an attempt at raising her. In this work they were assisted by McArthur & Co., Quebec. The vessel was in a very difficult position to raise. She had fifteen holes in her hull, and was full of water. But after working for several months, with the assistance of the steamer Petrel, and powerful wrecking appliances, the work proved successful, and on June 1st she was floated, and towed to St. John's, where she was in the dry-dock for about three weeks, undergoing temporary repairs, after which she sailed to Sydney for bunker coal, and then came on to Montreal to load lumber for London.

On the way up the river, between Three Rivers and this port she sprung a leak, and after being surveyed by Capt. Reid, port warden, and Capt. Cliffe, they recommended that she go to Quebec for repairs. She sailed for the ancient capital this morning, to go into dock, and will return in a few days to load her cargo of lumber for London.

The Scottish King was built in 1896 by Short Brothers, ship builders, Sunderland, England. Her original cost was $280,000, and it is estimated that about $70,000 will be spent in making her an up-to-date vessel in every respect. She is a boat of large dimensions, being over 300 feet long, with a forty foot beam, and a draught of from twenty-two to twenty-four feet when loaded. Her gross tonnage net (sic) is 2,200 tons.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 Aug 1900