The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Aug 1913

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A report from Alexandria Bay reports that Capt. Walter Visger, of the steamer Castanet, and Capt. C.S. Thompson, of the Overland, had an altercation at the wharf at Alexandria Bay. The two had some words, and it is alleged that Capt. Thompson struck Capt. Visger, knocking him down. The men had to be separated. Capt. Visger had his assailant arrested and on appearing before a justice of the peace Thompson was fined $5.


The young ladies of the Y.M.C.A. and others interested in gymnastic exercise should have been down at Swift's wharf on Thursday evening, about seven o'clock. A young woman, apparently possessing remarkable nerve, climbed up in the rigging of the schooner Arthur and amused herself and many about at the time swinging and doing "stunts" in her lofty position.

The acrobat, it appears, is employed on the schooner, which was unloading at Swift's. There are few of her sex who care to take chances up with the birds.



The schooner Julia B. Merrill arrived from Charlotte with coal, and is discharging at Crawford's wharf.

The heavy wind storm which set in Saturday night held up a number of vessels. The schooners Katie Eccles, Abbie L. Andrews, Ford River and Horace Taber went under the point for shelter over night.

A report from Montreal states that the steamer Glenmount ran aground in Lachine Lake.

The steamers Calgarian and Cadillac passed down on their way to Montreal with grain.

The steambarge John Randall was in port on her way from Rideau ports to Oswego to load coal for A. Foster, Smith's Falls.

M.T. Co.'s elevator: steamers Rosemount and Calgarian passed down on their way to Montreal, grain laden, from Fort William; tug Bartlett from Montreal, three light barges, cleared for Port Colborne with one light barge.

The steamer Thousand Islander had a fair crowd on her trip to Ogdensburg on Friday morning.

The steamer Alexandria is expected from Montreal on Friday evening.

The steambarge Waterlily is expected on her trip west this evening.

The barge Rickarton is unloading coal at the Locomotive company's wharf. She arrived on Thursday from Erie, Pa.

The steamers Kingston and Caspian passed down and up on Friday.

The City of Ottawa passed up on Thursday night.

The steamer Britannic is due up from Montreal Friday afternoon.

The steamer Olcott was in port from Oswego on Friday afternoon and returned.

p.7 Incidents of the Day - The steamer Geronia, which is now at Picton, and is being managed by the Norcross company, of Toronto, is to go on the run of the steamer North King, and will arrive here next Wednesday.

On Friday morning the steamer Kingston had a hard time trying to make a landing. A strong south wind was blowing, and this along with the roughness of the water, seemed to twist the boat about, thus preventing it from coming broadside along the wharf. After trying several times, the boat was finally brought into position, and the passengers landed.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Aug 1913