The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 20 Feb 1911

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Feb. 23, 1911

p.2 Start Work On Pier - Ontario Exploration Co.

p.5 M.T. Company Assessed - The steam barge Mount Stephen pulled the leg of the grain elevator belonging to the Meaford Elevator Co. on November 8th, 1908, and so badly injured it that it could not be repaired during that year's season of navigation. Justice Teetzel finds that the accident was due to the commotion caused by the barge Kinmount coming to dock, the water thrown by the propeller of the Kinmount striking the bow of the Mount Stephen. He finds the officers of both vessels negligent, one in not mooring properly, and the other in negligently coming to dock. James Playfair, owner of the Mount Stephen, and the Montreal Transportation Co., owner of the Kinmount, are both mulcted to the extent of $5,700 damages.



Firemen Called to the Schooner Burton.

Thursday forenoon, fire was discovered on the old schooner Burton, formerly of Picotn, which has been in winter quarters, near the tannery. How the fire started is a mystery, but it is believed that some boys had started a fire near her, in order to keep warm, and that it caught in this way. The vessel is some three hundred yards out from the shore, so the firemen could not put a line of hose on her, but with the use of buckets and chemicals, the fire was extinguished. The damage will not be very heavy.

The schooner is owned by the Donnelly Wrecking co., and is used by the company on wrecking jobs. There was no insurance on the vessel, that was not valued to a great extent.

Feb. 24, 1911

p.5 Fire On The Schooner - Members of the government survey party who are working here rendered valuable assistance on Thursday morning, when fire broke out in the old schr. Burton. When it was found that the firemen could not use a stream of water, the men lost very little time in getting out their instruments and making a hole in the ice. The men also assisted the firemen in forming the bucket brigade and it certainly reminded one of old times to see the men passing the buckets from one to the other.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 20 Feb 1911