The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 4 Jun 1907

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A Lawsuit Likely - Ald. Elliot raised a question as to the city wharf leased by the Donnelly Wrecking company. The waterworks committee recommended the adoption of the city solicitor's advice, that a survey of the needed repairs be made and if the company refused to pay, that a suit be entered against it. Ald. Elliot said it would be better to try and agree on the matter in question rather than become involved in a suit.

Ald. Nickle explained that the company and the city solicitor held opposite views on the matter, and a lawsuit seemed inevitable. The city solicitor held that the company's lease contained a covenant that it would keep it the wharf in repair. Hence the company was liable. Mr. Whiting, K.C., held that the company was not bound to make repairs after fourteen years occupancy. It was decided to follow the city solicitor's advice.


The schooner Lizzie Metzner cleared for Sodus at 5 p.m. Monday to load coal for Kingston.

The steamer Alexandria called at Folger's, early Tuesday morning, on her way to Montreal.

The schooner Ford River has arrived from Charlotte with 589 tons of coal for the K. & P. wharf.

Charles Livingston is erecting a boathouse on the property of Robert Crawford, near the foot of Princess street.

The barges the tug Katie had in tow when she was sunk near Farran's Point are expected to reach Richardsons' today.

The schooner J.B. Kitchen is being loaded with feldspar at Richardsons' for Charlotte. Several cars of feldspar arrived here yesterday from the Bedford mines.

Swift's: steamer Plummer for Montreal yesterday; steamer Belleville down today; steamer Kingston, from Toronto; steamer Hamilton up tonight; steamer Toronto down tomorrow on her first trip of the season.

M.T. Co.: The steamer Westmount arrived from Fort William with 128,000 bushels of oats, and cleared for Fort William with barge Niagara; the steamer Rosemount arrived from Prescott and cleared for Fort William with barge Hamilton; the tug Mary arrived from Montreal with two light barges, and cleared for Montreal with two coal barges and one grain barge; the tug Glide arrived from Montreal with two light barges; the tug Emerson arrived from Charlotte with two coal barges, and cleared for Charlotte with two light barges.

p.4 Picton, June 4th - The schooner William Jamieson arrived in port yesterday with coal.

Will Do The Work - Windsor, June 4th - The Windsor Dredging company has obtained the contract for dredging Toronto harbor. The Dominion government has appropriated $50,000 to be expended this year for this purpose.

p.5 Pith of the News - A raft of timber from Garden Island, valued at $150,000 broke up in Lachine Rapids on Saturday. One man was drowned, and several others rescued in time. The crash was in "The Devil's Hole."

p.7 Gananoque, June 4th - A coal schooner is unloading at each of the local coal sheds. The Tradewind at Robertsons'; the Briton at the Scranton Coal company's sheds, and the Voges at Taylor & Green's.

p.8 Left for Toronto - The Canada Cup trial yacht Adele left port for Toronto this morning. Oldrieve & Co. finished rigging her for the journey late last night.

Elected Its Officers.

The annual meeting of the Thousand Island Steamboat company was held, Monday afternoon, at Cape Vincent, the following officers being elected for the ensuing year: President, M.H. Folger; vice-president and general manager, H.S. Folger; secretary-treasurer, George Bawden; directors, Messrs. M.H. Folger, H.A. Folger and George Bawden of Kingston; M.E. Lee of Cape Vincent and S.R. Barker of Clayton.

This morning the shareholders of the St. Lawrence River Steamboat company were called together in Kingston for their annual gathering. The balloting for officials of this organization resulted as follows: President, M.H. Folger; vice-president and general manager, H.S. Folger; secretary-treasurer, George Bawden; directors, Messrs. M.H. Folger, H.S Folger, B.W. Folger, J.L. Whiting and George Bawden, all of this city.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 4 Jun 1907