The Carleton – Photo– Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum
The local steamer called the Carleton that brought folks up and down the Mississippi River and around Mississippi Lake. Lackie MCCallum was the wheelsman on the old sidewinder and one trip some recalled was during a trip on the lake in very windy weather.
The craft did some rolling at some point and a few passengers became panicky. Immediately someone yelled,
“Don’t be scared ladies- Lackie’s at the helm!”
Tim Flangan was the engineer, and it was said that his side whiskers alone would keep the steamer afloat if anything happened.