The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Feb. 1, 1883

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p.2 Gone To Rest - Capt. Henry Van Allen, proprietor and landlord of the Island House, Mackinac Island, died last Friday, aged 80 years. The body will be taken to Chatham, Ont. at the opening of navigation. Capt. Van Allen was master of the str. Mayflower and other steamers on Lake Erie 35 years ago, and was one of the most popular commanders on the lakes at the time. He leaves a wife and two daughters. Dozens in this city remember the old gentleman and regret his demise. His home was a welcome resort for many a wayfarer.

p.3 Steamboat Matters - At a meeting of the Directors of the Richelieu and Ontario Navigation Company the strs. Passport and Magnet were leased to the Toronto, Grey & Bruce Railway for 5 years at $5,000 per annum. The steamers are to run on the Georgian Bay in connection with the railway.

Here & There - Today the flags of the schooners Oliver Mowat and Watertown were floating in honor of the marriage of the Captain of the former.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Feb. 1, 1883