March 5, 1891
READY FOR NAVIGATION.
The fine weather of the past few days and the reports from along the lakes of an early opening of navigation, has had an effect upon local vessel men, who have been looking over their vessels preparatory to placing them in commission. Oswego captains will command the following vessels the coming season: Capt. James Langan, barge Mills; Capt. Daniel Hourigan, steamer Hecla, Ogdensburg; Capt. John Quigley, schr. M.J. Cummings; Capt. Patrick Woods, M.T. Downing; Capt. Patrick Hurley, Commanche; Capt. John Hurley, Mystic Star; Capt. William Lennon, Kate Kelly; Capt. John McDowell, West Side; Capt. Matt. Hourigan, Oliver Mitchell; Capt. Patrick Griffin, steambarge C.S. Parnell; Capt. Wm. Griffin, steambarge Monteagle; Capt. Thompson, steambarge D.R. Van Allen; Captain Ripson, schooner John Magee; Captain William Anderson, schr. D.G. Fort; Oswego. Capt. Stephen Murphy, steambarge Seneca, Buffalo. Capt George Blair, schr. John T. Mott; Capt. Papa, barge A. Boody; Capt. Jas. Bennett, schr. Montcalm, Rochester. Capt. Byron Hawkins, barge Jas. D. Sawyer, Detroit; Capt. Calvin Becker, schr. James Mowatt, Chicago; Capt. Daniels, steamer Ionia, Grand Haven; Capt. James Bough, barge Michigan, Alpena; Capt. Chas. Tifft, barge Bradley, Cleveland; Capt. George Richards, schr. Lem Ellsworth, Detroit; Capt. David Beggs, schr. Thomas L. Parker, Chicago; Capt. Thos. J. Beggs, steambarge Stimson, Chicago. Capt. Curran has bought a small steamer and will command her. She will sail out of Chicago; Capt. Frank Maguire, barge O'Garrity, Detroit. There are several other vessel captains who have not accepted any of them.
Sporting Intelligence - Allen Ames, Oswego, owner of the yacht Yama, states that he has not yet challenged the owners of the yacht Norah, of Belleville, to race for the Fisher challenge cup, and that he has no intention of doing so the coming season. It is the opinion of Mr. Ames' friends, however, that if a race could be arranged to be sailed off either Charlotte, Great Sodus or Oswego harbors, Mr. Ames would be pleased to enter his yacht Yama.