p.1 Steamer Abandoned - Cleveland, Ohio, Sept. 25th - The steamer State of Ohio, which went ashore at Rattlesnake Island, near Put-In Bay last Thursday, has been abandoned by the owners and turned over to the underwriters.
A LAWYER'S LETTER
Lees, Hobson & Stephens, of Hamilton, write to the Toronto Globe that the report of the accident to the Dundurn is incorrect. They say: "The Dundurn was going west, and a tug named the Clyde, with the barge Cornwall and another barge in tow, was proceeding east in the Soulanges canal. As the boats approached one another, the Dundurn and Clyde slowed up, and the Cornwall, which was still going at her former speed, in the centre of the canal, presumably by reason of her steering apparatus being out of order, sheered over to the northerly side of the canal in front of the Dundurn. As soon as the officer in charge of the Dundurn noticed the Cornwall sheer over he immediately stopped the engines, and when he found that the Cornwall was continuing to come towards him he reversed his engines and began backing up, and the Dundurn was backing up at the time the collision occurred.
"You state in your article that the steering gear of the Dundurn was clogged, refusing to work. That is absolutely untrue. You stated that the Cornwall was sunk; this is also untrue, as the Cornwall was not sunk. You also stated that this is the second accident this season the Dundurn has been responsible for. You have no right to state that the Dundurn was responsible for this accident. She was on her right side of the canal, and the Cornwall deliberately came across her bows."
One week ago when the steamer Caspian was crossing the lake from Charlotte to Cobourg, an accident occurred to her boiler which made it necessary to run the boat to Port Hope for repairs. On examination it was found that the damage was of a more serious nature than first supposed, and as a result the necessary repairs were not completed until Friday. The mishap was most unfortunate just at the present time and will prove a heavy financial loss to the company. The steamer went to Charlotte on Friday, returning on Saturday, and will continue these trips daily, says the Port Hope Guide.
Swift's wharf: steamer Hamilton from Montreal.
The schooner Acacia from Oswego with coal, is at Stella.
M.T. company wharf: S.S. Fairmount and consorts cleared for Fort William.
Crawford's wharf: schooner Cornelia cleared for Oswego, schooner Metzner from Sodus with coal.
The steamer Ramona has arrived from Clayton to go into quarters, having finished her season down the river.
Richardsons' wharf: steamer Midland Queen from Duluth, with 78,000 bushels of wheat; steambarge Navajo, from Montreal, with package freight and cleared back with grain.
The Jones' Falls Trip.
Because of demand for a few more of these popular trips, the Rideau Lakes Navigation company have decided to run their steamer Wednesday and Saturday, 6 a.m., 50 cents. These outings to one of nature's most beautiful spots will be well patronized. September days on the Rideau are enjoyable.