The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 Dec 1904

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Capt. James Pappa died in Oswego on Sunday night, after an illness of several months. He was born in Bath, Ont., in 1830. As a youth he travelled extensively, visiting Nicaragua and Panama, and later California. Returning to Oswego he began his career on the great lakes, which lasted over fifty years. During that time he sailed in the schooners Ontonagan, Sophia J. Luff, Boody, M.I. Wilcox, the steamers Westford, A.A. Turner, T. Kingsford, and the tug C.P. Morey, in which he owned a half interest. For about six years he was connected with the Whitney line, of Cleveland, and during the last five he has been with the Folgers, of Kingston. It was while he was mate on the New Island Wanderer that he was taken sick last August. He spent several months in Kingston General Hospital.

What The Emerson Can Do.

Kingston, Dec. 20th - To the Editor:

There has been a great deal of talk going on lately as to the ice-breaking qualities of the steamer Pierrepont and steamer Fawcett. After going out on the M.T. company's steel tug Emerson, when she went to break a passage as far as Nine Mile Point for the steamship Wahcondah, I must say the other boats are not in it. It was a grand sight to see that powerful tug ploughing through the ice at such a fast rate, throwing it in all directions. She has a very powerful engine and I do believe she could easily break her way through ten to twelve inches of solid ice. MARINER.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 Dec 1904