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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 13 Oct 1900

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The schooner Fabiola cleared to-day for Charlotte.

The sloop Monitor is unloading sand at the G.T.R. wharf.

The steamer Cuba, from Montreal, called at Craig's wharf last night.

The schooner S.H. Dunn clears from Garden Island this evening for Toledo.

The steambarge Jennie, from Charlotte with coal, is unloading at the spile dock.

The barge Iona was placed on the M.T. company marine railway to-day for repairs.

A large crowd is expected to take the North King's excursion to Rochester tomorrow afternoon.

The tug Thomson arrives tomorrow morning with four light barges from Montreal, and clears with two barges for Charlotte to load coal.

The steamer Pierrepont commenced to make her Saturday trip to Channel Grove this morning, making the return trip to that point in the afternoon.

According to shippers, Canadian boats have been offered four cents on corn to Montreal, from Chicago, but this they have declined, holding that they would rather tie up than do business at that figure.

Black River Bridge Briefs - Oct 8th - The fish yacht Mist, Sodus Point, broke her anchor chain on Sunday during the gale, and was driven on shore at the upper end of Waupoose Isle. She is badly wrecked and it is expected that she will be repaired on the spot. Her cargo of fish and a large quantity of ice were thrown overboard.



For The Collision In The Welland Canal.

Detroit, Oct. 13th - A Chicago despatch says: "By the decision of judge Lochran, at Minneapolis, the Canadian steamer Arabian is held liable for $10,474 damages to the schooner Minnedosa, by a collision in the Welland canal in 1895. The Arabian was held liable in the first suit, but the case was sent back by the court of appeals on error. The same result was obtained in the second trial."

Detroit owners are puzzled to know what the foregoing means: Two Canadian boats collided in Canadian waters yet a United States judge tries the suit and awards damages.

The lake marine news association, which sent out the despatch, wired last night that it did not know why an American judge tried the case but vouched for the truth of the despatch.

The Whig looked up the cause that led to the trial of the action in an American court and found that it was due to the fact that the Montreal transportation company, owning the schooner Minnedosa, had accepted the payment of its claim of damages from the underwriters and assigned to close its claim against the steamer Arabian. The Arabian was libelled in American waters and the insurance company prosecuted the action in an American court to recover the insurance paid the Canadian marine company.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 13 Oct 1900