The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 10 Aug 1906

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p.1 Met In The Rift - Alexandria Bay, Aug. 8th - two steam yachts, the Castanet, Capt. Eli Charlebois, and Scat, owned by Commodore Bowen of Dark Island, met in rift, passed with only inches to spare.

p.2 Fish Laws Violated - American tourists fishing without licenses; illegal nets being used up the Bay, and catch shipped to States.

Pleasing River Sail - steamer Wolfe Islander, Capt. Cummings, left her wharf, foot of Clarence street, at 4:30 p.m., and sailed into Dead Man's Bay, down Wolfe Island to Brophy's, Hallidays, Walker's (Howe Island), and Breakey's Bay; returned after four hour cruise - a regular feature on Thursday evening.

Marine Notes.

Steamers North King and Toronto made the river trip today.

Swift's: steamers Rideau King due tonight; Hamilton due down today.

The schooner Metzner arrived last night from Oswego, with coal for Booth's.

The schooner Clara Youell arrived last night from Fairhaven with coal for Crawford.

The schooner Acacia cleared, last night, for Sodus, for coal for the Locomotive Works.

The government dry dock was pumped out, this morning, to put the blocks in readiness for the arrival of the government dredge, in tow of the tug Spray, from Toronto.

The government supply boat Scout arrived from down the river last night. She will remain in the harbor a couple of days, and proceed east again. She has done no important work since her last clearance from port.

M.T. Co.'s elevator: tug Emerson cleared for Charlotte with one barge; tug Bronson with four light barges from Montreal, cleared again with four grain-laden barges; S.S. Westmount and consort Hamilton, from Prescott to Fort William, light.



Sons of Owners of Rival Yachts.

Thousand Island Park, N.Y., Aug. 9th - There was a brief but exciting fistic encounter on the docks this morning, in which Walter Visger, Jr., son of Walter Visger, and Roswell Visger, son of W.H. Visger, owner of the Idler, were the principals. The bitter feelings of the two Visger brothers is known to everyone here, and now that the Idler has become a strong competitor for the public's money in the island rambles, the spark of animosity has well nigh become a flame.

This morning the Idler, Castanet and Captain Visger all lined up against the public dock. This shut out the Ramona, of the Folger line, compelling her to anchor at the new freight dock. Meanwhile the New Island Wanderer came up and was obliged to lie out in the stream for several minutes.

Things got decidedly warm among the captains and some words led to the battle between Walter and Roswell Visger and soon both young men were rolling over and over on the dock. Finally some one in the crowd separated them, and then for a while it looked as though the crews themselves would take it up and precipitate a small riot.

Walter Visger Jr. and Roswell Visger were placed under arrest, charged with creating a disturbance, and were arraigned this afternoon before Police Justice Moon. Attorney Delaney, of Alexandria Bay, appeared for both young men and secured their release with a reprimand and payment of costs. They were warned, however, that another similar offence will bring the full penalties of the law.

The trouble grew out of soliciting patronage, which the park authorities are determined to break up.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 10 Aug 1906