The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily Palladium (Oswego, NY), Mon., Aug. 1, 1873

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Along the Docks

The light, variable winds make it pretty dry picking for longshoremen.

The tug Crusader, on the dock at Goble & Macfarlane's, is receiving a thorough overhauling. She has received a new keel, stanchions, covering board, rail and stringer, and been raised forward about fifteen inches. her repairs will be completed this week, and Captain Manwarring thinks she will trouble the fast boats. the new four bucket wheel, cast by John King & Co., is a model of symmetry and ought to send the "Cruiser" through the water rapidly.

One of the oldest vessels on the inland seas is the schooner Governor, Capt. Alf Fitzgeralds. She was built at Kingston in the year 1846, and since that time has been in commission. she has never been rebuilt, and today has the same decks and top sides she came out with. her floor timbers are sound, and her plan, below the water mark, are as well preserved as any vessel afloat. Like Mark Twain's captain, her bilge water becomes impure occasionally and has to be sweetened.

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Richard Palmer
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Daily Palladium (Oswego, NY), Mon., Aug. 1, 1873