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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 4 Feb 1907

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Sailors Alone to Blame For Their Condition.

Ottawa, Feb. 4th - The report of Commissioner Thomas Donnelly, especially appointed to investigate the wreck of the steamer Golspie, forced ashore at Lake Superior, in December is out today. It was alleged that the owners did not send help and as a result a number of men were terribly frozen, one since dying. Capt. Donnelly's report says nobody was to blame for the freezing of the Golspie's sailors except themselves. He declares there is no evidence to show the captain refused them admission to the shelter of the tent. He reports the boat as seaworthy and says the evidence showed that had the men obeyed orders and returned to the wreck a distance of three miles, they would not have been frozen.

John Cherry, York street, has been awarded the contract for painting all the chairs of the Thousand Island Steamboat company.

p.5 Slow This Year - Ice yacht club slow to arrange races, has been several years since ice was fit.

Feb. 5, 1907

p.2 Waterworks' Matters - A meeting of the waterworks' committee was held yesterday. Alds. Millan, Couper, Craig and Nickle attended. The chairman, Alderman Carson, was out of the city. The chief business for consideration was the question of repairing the wharf owned by the waterworks' department and which has been leased by the Donnelly Wrecking company since 1893 at $125 a year. According to the agreement the lessees must repair the wharf when notified. Instead, they look to the city to make repairs. This matter will be dealt with when the committee meets again......

p.5 More Facts Given - a letter from L.L. Henderson, of M.T. company, explaining how he came to help government engineer doing soundings in harbor - his view of the politics involved.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 4 Feb 1907