While making her usual trip Thursday afternoon and just after leaving Hulett's Landing, the Lake George steamer Mohican hit the rocks about 100 yards from shore. Capt. Wesley Finkle was at the wheel and it is said the only explanation offered for the accident is that he was suffering from a severe attack of neuralgia and was not in proper condition physically to steer the boat.
There was a mist hanging over the lake at the time and it is believed that this, together with his illness, confused the captain who has spent nearly all of his life on Lake George and knows the lake from one end to another. The passengers were immediately transferred by means of lifeboats to shore and the cargo was transferred to the steamboat Sagamore.
Real estate opportunities
Scott B. Smith has a snug little home on upper Ridge St., seven rooms, elegant condition, for $775. He also has a store building on lower River St., suitable for any kind of business, good repair, for $675. Easy terms.
D.E. Pasco has bought the James Colvin property on Putney Hill for $1,000.