The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 9 Apr 1907

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Capt. Visger's Appeal To Be Considered.

One July night last summer, at Alexandria Bay, it was claimed that one of Capt. Visger's sailors punched the village cop, who drew his revolver. Capt. Visger claimed afterwards that certain officials and others had attempted to cast off his lines. There were arrests and charges made. It was alleged that Capt. Visger had violated rules in cutting across bows and blowing cross signals.

Inspector Moulther was present during the row and it came about that Visger lost his license. Visger appealed and now the matter is to be settled. Supervising General Uhler, of the United States Inspection service, will make final decision in the matter. The affair is the outcome of differences between the Folgers and Visgers that lasted all last summer and resulted in three charges being preferred against Capt. Visger and the suspension of his license for ten months.

To Carry Much Freight

Arthur J. Kinch has been made chief engineer of the Rutland Transit company's fleet, and James E. Mulligan contracting agent. Mr. Kinch has been with the line for twelve years, and will have charge of all engine repair work and other matters pertaining to the motive department. By a change in territorial allignment of railroad lines centering at Ogdensburg an increased freight traffic goes to the Rutland company, and it is expected that the volume of westbound freight will be increased 13,000 tons on the season, and the eastbound shipments of grain 9,000 to 10,000 tons. Mr. Mulligan will have this business to look after. He has been with the company for twenty years. The first steamer of the line will leave Ogdensburg on the 14th inst.

Str. Rosedale Sold.

The steamer Rosedale, lying at Owen Sound, has been sold by the St. Lawrence and Chicago Navigation company to Messrs. R.O. and A.B. MacKay, of Hamilton. It is understood the consideration is in the neighborhood of $80,000. The steamer will go to Fort William, before going into commission, for repairs. She will be utilized as a tramp grain boat.

Marine News.

The schooner Tradewind cleared for Oswego, for coal for Gananoque.

The schooner Mary Ann Lydon cleared for Oswego, for coal for Kingston.

The schooner Acacia cleared at 6:40 a.m. for Charlotte, with its cargo of feldspar.

The schooner Bertie Kalkins cleared, about 7 a.m., for Oswego, for coal for Sowards.

The steamer Rosemount will clear for Fort William just as soon as the route is reported open.

The tug Frontenac cleared, at 8 a.m., to tow the pleasure yacht Winona to Clayton, N.Y.

The schooner Metzner cleared, at 7 a.m., for Oswego, where she will take on a cargo of coal for Collins Bay.

The steamer Hinckley got the first load of coal from the D.L. & W. trestle at Oswego, N.Y. She is loading for Gananoque.

The steamer Rideau King, of the Rideau Lakes Navigation company, is undergoing repairs at Anglin's bay, and will make her first trip on May 1st to Ottawa.

The steamer Aletha is not expected to make her first trip up the Bay of Quinte until the 15th. The boilers, which were damaged during the winter, are the cause of the delay.

George W. Plunket, Cobourg, has purchased the Lake Michigan lumber schooner Ford River. The Ford River is a three and after of 299 tons and will probably be in the coal trade from this port.

The George Hall company has added another boat, similar to the Rugee, to their fleet. The steamer Fred Mercur was purchased in Buffalo and as soon as it is brought through the canal will be placed in the coal forwarding trade.

The steamer City of Montreal, which wintered at Swift's wharf, will leave Thursday for Toronto to load package freight for Fort William. The steamer, which goes on the Detroit-Montreal run, June 15th, has received a thorough overhauling, and presents a fine appearance with her fresh paint.

Navigation opened in Kingston in earnest, this morning, when several schooners cleared for their first trip of the season. There was a splendid east wind, and a comparatively good day for the start off. Within a very short time now all the vessels that are in shape for the season, will be running.

p.5 The steamers Simla, D.D. Calvin and India, which have been laid up at Garden Island for the winter, are being fitted out for the season. The D.D. Calvin expects to start out about April 14th.

p.8 Davis Shipyard Busy - The Davis ship yard and dry dock is a busy place. The steamer Jessie Bain is in the dock and the schooner Flora Carveth is waiting to enter. The following boats are booked for dock: Steamers Islander, Rideau King, Nekomis, Now Then, the schooner Mary McDonald, house boat at Cape Vincent, barge Parsons at Ogdensburg. All of the above boats are waiting their turn. The Davis company are also putting the finishing touches on two steam yachts, five gasoline launches and a very fine up-to-date sail boat for Mr. Patterson, of Montreal.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 9 Apr 1907