The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 9 Sep 1898

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p.2 James Galloway Dead - born in Paisley, Scotland, in 1821, came to Canada in 1841; worked on Caspian and Passport, sailed lakes, took up sailmaking with James Falconer; more details.

Capt. Visger's Proposal.

Among the plans for next year is the intention of Capt. Walter L. Visger, who has successfully run the Captain Visger for this season, to build another boat. It will be somewhat larger than the Captain Visger, and will have a capacity exceeding that boat by twenty or thirty persons. It is Capt. Visger's intention to run her in connection with his old boat. They will make two trips each, daily, travelling in opposite directions. His intention is to lay out a new excursion route which will embrace a part of the old ramble and points of interest which are not now touched by any boat.


The tug Active left port today with six barges for Montreal.

The tug Maggie May and barge cleared for Rideau canal ports last evening.

The schooner Annie Falconer from Oswego is discharging coal at the spile dock.

The crew of the New York has been paid off and she will be placed in winter quarters.

The sloop Madcap from Wolfe Island unloaded oats at Richardsons' elevator this morning.

The steamer Caspian from Toronto, and steamer Corsican from Montreal, called at Swift's wharf today.

Shippers predict a heavy movement in grain this fall, which will start about the 20th inst. The elevators here will then be kept busy.

On her way up the river yesterday the propeller Melbourne struck her wheel, breaking off one blade. John Donnelly, jr., examined the break while the steamer was in port this morning.

The steamer Blackrock arrived at Prescott at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday with 68,000 bushels wheat, and was discharged in the unprecedented time of seven and one quarter hours; actual working time seven hours.

The steam barge John S. Parsons, Chaumont, N.Y., commanded by Capt. Frank Phelps, has been libelled by William J. Flanders, Clayton, on a claim of unpaid wages amounting to $172.37. The steamer Parsons is engaged in delivering soft coal for the George Hall coal company of Ogdensburg.

p.3 Georgian Bay Canal - scheme still alive.

p.4 Will Have Repairs Made - The steamer Vision is in port to have a new wheel adjusted. The steamer broke the machinery at Charlotte on Wednesday and went to Clayton for repairs, but could not be fixed there. She is now here and will likely enter the dry dock to have the wheel adjusted.

p.6 Late Afternoon Events - All the steamers of the white squadron will be wintered here.

The schooner Eliza White cleared this afternoon for Oswego.

The schooner Cornelia, from Ogdensburg, arrived in port today with a cargo of coal.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 9 Sep 1898