The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 25 Jan 1907


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BOARD OF WORKS

(part) ....The chairman brought to the attention of the board the fact that the acting minister of marine had informed the city council last month that further soundings were to be taken in Kingston harbor regarding the proposed removal of the shoal, as soon as the ice was safe. On motion of Ald. Elliot, it was decided to instruct the city engineer to notify the marine department that the ice is now in good condition for the purpose of making the necessary soundings.

The chairman pointed out that Kingston lacked wharfage, although there was such a fine harbor here. He advocated pressing the government to build a breakwater near Morton's old brewery on King street. The government was spending money in other Canadian ports for piers and elevators, for grain transportation. Why shouldn't an important grain transhipment port like Kingston receive like attention? Ald. Gaskin suggested that the city council petition the government to build a breakwater for the protection of the harbor. That would be give wharf space to vessels that were seeking it in vain. On motion of Ald. Elliot the board decided to recommend to council as the chairman had suggested....

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DAMAGE ACTION

[Watertown, N.Y., Times]

The action of Philip J. Nash and another against vs. the Thousand Island Steamboat company was tried today in Justice Rogers' term of supreme court. The plaintiffs in this action seek to recover about $2,000 damages, because the defendant did not run the steamer New York on the St. Lawrence river during the summers of 1905 and 1906. The plaintiffs had purchased the privilege of the exclusive sale of candy, souvenirs, etc., in the defendants' boats, and claimed they were damaged because one of the boats, the New York, was not put in commission. The evidence of the plaintiff showed that for several years the gross receipts of their business on the Folger boats approximated $7,000 for each three month season and that considerably more than half the receipts represented net profit. It is claimed that the receipts on the New York approximated $2,000 for each season she ran.

Asked relative to some of his profits, Nash said that souvenir postal cards (foreign) cost $4 per thousand "laid down" in Clayton, and that they sold two for five. Souvenir views, that sold for fifty cents cost twenty cents, and those that sold for twenty-five cents cost fifteen cents. Assorted china that sold for thirty-five cents per piece cost $2.50 per dozen.

Six Cents Damages.

The action resulted in a verdict of damages to the amount of six cents, being given against the defendants.

Howard Folger, Harry Mills and George Bawden returned, Thursday night, from attending the trial.

The costs of the case will have to be met by the defendants.

Two days were taken in the hearing of the evidence, and when it was concluded, the judge ordered the jury to return with a verdict for the amount already stated. The judge said that the plaintiffs had failed to show the court where the defendants were liable for damages.

TENDERS

Tenders addressed to the undersigned at Ottawa, and endorsed "Tender for the removal of the wrecked tug Castle," will be received up to the

15th day of February next,

for the removal of the tug Castle, now lying sunk in the Detroit river, at the head of Belle Isle.

Persons tendering to explain the method by which they intend to remove the wreck, and when they will undertake to complete the work, and contract to be made subject to satisfactory and complete removal by approved means by the time named in the tender and subject to the disposal of the material removed in a manner approved by the Department. The materials in the obstruction, when the removal is satisfactorily completed, but not before, to become the property of the contractor.

The contractor to forfeit claim for any compensation unless the work of removal is satisfactorily completed.

Each tender to be accompanied by an accepted cheque on a Chartered Canadian Bank equal to five per cent of the whole amount of the tender, which will be forfeited if the party declines to enter into a contract to remove the obstruction. If the tender is not accepted the cheque will be returned.

The lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted.

F. Gourdeah. Deputy Minister of Marine and Fisheries.

Department of Marine and Fisheries

Ottawa, Canada, 18th January, 1907.

Jan. 26, 1907

p.8 Nash Bros. Pay Costs - Nash Bros. have to pay $125 in costs in suit against steamboat company.


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Date of Publication:
25 Jan 1907
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 25 Jan 1907