The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 Oct 1900

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p.6 Across The Border - Cape Vincent, Oct. 15th - The Donnelly contracting company have one more crib to launch and place in position, to complete their contract....The tug Thistle is employed bringing in fish for A. Booth & Co.

Affairs of the Hour - The American Soo canal broke down on Thursday. The Canadian Soo canal was used. Two captains took their vessels through it for the first time.

Oct. 20, 1900


Inquest Continued.

The inquest into the drowning of Arsene Theriault was continued in the police court room last night, before coroner Kilborn. The crew of the barge Brighton were summoned to give evidence. Capt. Nelson Mallette testified that Theriault had worked on the barge for nine days, and had left on the night of Oct. 1st. He had paid him $1.25 to buy a pair of boots. Joseph Sequin, a bargeman, told how Theriault had borrowed his coat on the night of Oct. 1st. A soldier was on the barge with him and sold him a pair of high boots.

J. Sonchagrin, another bargeman, said that he and Theriault had gone off the barge together, walked up town, and returned at half past eight o'clock. After that he did not see Theriault. Alfonse Mosse, another of the Brighton's crew, testified that he heard Theriault and Sonchagrin come back, and the former went out of the cabin because it was too warm. To get from the barge Brighton to the elevator wharf, two other barges had to be crossed. The barges were separated by short ladders.

The jury returned a verdict that Theriault came to his death by drowning, manner unknown.


Incidents of the Day.

The sloop Rover arrived at Rathbuns from canal ports.

Forty nine vessels have been repaired in Davis' dry dock so far this season.

The steamer Algerian, from Toronto, called at Swift's wharf this afternoon.

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

Crawford's wharf: schooner Acacia, from Charlotte.

Richardsons' elevator: schooner Laura D. from bay ports.

The steamer Alberta, with a cargo of apples, from bay ports to Montreal, called at Craig's wharf this morning.

Work on the new tug for the Calvin company is being rapidly pushed ahead, so as to have it ready for the opening of navigation next spring.

M.T. company elevator: Tug Thomson cleared for Charlotte with two light barges; tug Hall arrived with four light barges from Montreal, and cleared again with four grain-laden.

First mate O'Hara of the steamer North King left yesterday for his home in Port Hope, and "Tom" Clancy, the veteran watchman, took charge of the boat for the winter.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 Oct 1900