The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Aug. 17, 1885

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Capt. Scott's Experience.

The calling of Capt. Wm. Scott of the tug John Navagh is fraught with danger and if he wasn't a nervy man he would certainly have abandoned the tug business long ago. It is only a month since a meteor passed out of the smoke stack of his tug to alarm the inhabitants of every hamlet and city in this broad land and now he has had another experience even more exciting.

While lying off this port last night Captain Scott saw something a short distance down the lake which he was unable to make out. He brushed up his marine glasses and was finally able to distinguish a set of sails and the port and starboard lights but look as closely as he might he could see no hull. As everybody knows the lake is a lonesome place at night time and as the apparition grew nearer Captain Scott became a trifle anxious. He remembered when a boy he had read of the Flying Dutchman and had even seen lights which were said to hover over the spot where the Jenkins went down. He finally decided to go back to the harbor which he did, followed fast behind by the spectre ship. Once tied up to the pier he breathed a good deal easier when he saw as the ghost went by that it was only a catamaran from the river.

Capsized in a canoe. - While Mr. C. Worts was familiarizing himself with the mysteries of canoeing in the new harbor Saturday night, the boat capsized and Mr. Worts was treated to a cool bath. He was helped ashore and vows that when he again goes out in a canoe the water will be a little warmer.

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Richard Palmer
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Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Aug. 17, 1885