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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 24 Aug 1905

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Dynamite Boat Dorothy Is Seized.

There was a chase, yesterday, after a steamboat, wanted for seizure for damaging another vessel. The offending vessel is the steamer Dorothy, owned by the Wilmington and Bridgeport company, of Bridgeport, Delaware, the craft that carries dynamite and was, a few months ago, refused entry into the government dry dock. It seems that recently she had a collision on the St. Lawrence with the steamer Plummer, of the Lake and Ocean Navigation company, Toronto, and caused considerable damage to the other boat. The Toronto company waited their chance to get hold of the Dorothy and found it when they learned she was coming up from Wilmington with another cargo of dynamite. It is usual for her to stop at Kingston, and Messrs. Smythe & King, barristers, were communicated with and given instructions to attend to the seizure of the United States vessel. The necessary papers were procured from the sheriff, but the parties concerned were attending the funeral of the late U.S. consul when the Dorothy stuck her nose around Point Frederick, unconscious of the trouble that brewed. On she came to the government dry dock wharf where she touched. Word got to the sheriff and Lawyer King of the boat's arrival, and they hastened to the wharf, but got there in time to see her stern far up the harbor. Mr. King took the first train west to head off the Dorothy, which he caught at Port Dalhousie this morning and served the papers of seizure. Before the Dorothy can proceed on her journey further west, her owners have to sign bonds.

Marine Notes.

The steambarge Navajo loaded oats at Richardsons' elevator today for Montreal.

The tug Thomson with two pulp-laden barges from the Saguenay passed up to Cape Vincent.

Capt. Gillespie, of the White Star, offered to sell the vessel for $30,000 in Toronto, but found no takers.

Craig's wharf: tug Edmond and barge Columbia, are loading salt for Washburn; yacht Wherenow, from T.I. Park.

Swift's wharf: schooner Theodore Voges cleared for Charlotte; steamer Toronto down and up; steamer Caspian from Charlotte; steamer Rideau Queen for Ottawa; steamer Picton up tonight.

The three gasoline launches seized at Brockville by Officers McCrady and Simpson, for disregarding the steamboat inspection act in failing to carry proper lights after sundown, are released until such time as the department gives judgement concerning them.

The schooner Luff, owned by Mr. Plunkett, of Cobourg, has been sold to Montreal parties, who will use her in the pulp trade as a barge. She is at present at Richardsons' wharf. The same Montreal parties purchased the schooner Two Brothers from Capt. Patterson.

p.3 Looped the Loop - down by Rideau, up by St. Lawrence - description of trip (part two - 3 columns).

The Sport Review - motor boat races on the St. Lawrence at Chippewa Bay, N.Y.

p.7 Has Taken Action - Wolfe Island, Aug. 22nd - The earnings of the steamer Wolfe Islander for the past month were a trifle over $1,000. Writs have been served on the municipality and action taken by Capt. Crawford, late of the steamer Wolfe Islander, to recover his year's salary, claiming wrongful dismissal; opinion is divided as to the result.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 24 Aug 1905