The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 Apr 1907

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p.2 Died In Toronto - Capt. Robert Cootes, who had sailed schooners Speedwell, Van Straubenzie, and North Star.



Before Judge Hodgins, in the admiralty court at Osgoode Hall, Saturday, the freight steamer Neepawah sued the steamer Westmount for damages. The Neepawah alleges that the Westmount struck her in a rear-end collision in the Welland canal, forcing her stern against the bank and breaking the propeller and causing damage and delay. The Westmount says that she did not touch the Neepawah.

The total claim of the plaintiff is for $1,000, which includes loss caused by delay. The repairs cost only $350, but the litigation is costing in the neighborhood of $1,060. [Toronto Star]

A Fine Cargo

The M.T. company's steamer Rosemount, which has recently been granted a passenger license, will take 280 immigrants to Simpson Island on Lake Superior on her first trip. The immigrants are to work at the pulpwood industry and the big steamer is being fitted up for their accommodation.

Marine Notes.

Martin Olsen and crew leave tonight for Fort William, to join the steamer Advance.

The schooner Clara Youell was to have left for Oswego for coal, but did not attempt the trip.

William Brian, mate of the steamer A.E. Ames, left on Sunday for Fort William to join the crew of the steamer.

The schooner Acacia, which has been loaded with feldspar all winter, intended clearing for Charlotte yesterday, but the change in the weather caused the delay.

The sudden change in the weather dampened the spirits of the marine men somewhat, but if the weather clears up some of the schooners will be able to get away.

The tug Emerson has had a new plate fitted on her port quarter to replace the one damaged on Round Island last fall. The Emerson will be off the drydock in a day.

Owing to the change in the weather, it has been decided to place the schooner Clara Youell in the drydock to undergo slight repairs before she makes her first trip.

The steamer Pierrepont did not reach Clayton with the steamyacht Winona yesterday. The run to the foot of Wolfe Island was accomplished with little difficulty, but from there down a field of ice that proved too much for the old gunboat was met and she returned to the city. The south wind will likely break up the blockade in the American channel and the Pierrepont will likely go down again tomorrow.

p.5 News of the World - A car ferry on the Grand Trunk railway to run between Cobourg and Charlotte was launched in Toronto on Saturday.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 Apr 1907