Kingston Herald (Kingston, ON), Sept. 16, 1845
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p.2 Teetotal Excursion from Brockville to Kingston encountered problems - Capt. Stearns of Highlander wanted full fare, some came up by Niagara later, and returned by Lady of the Lake, which being smaller was very crowded.
Mr. Calvin, of the firm of Calvin, Cook & Co., was summoned before the Magistrate last week for an assault and damages done to Mr. Ives' steam Ferry-boat Hunter, when calling at Garden Island. It seems that Mr. Calvin was offended on account of some liquor having been sold to his men by some one belonging to the boat (contrary to Mr. Ives' orders) and as the island is private property, he supposed that he had, as the lessee, a right to prohibit any boat from landing there. Accordingly he twice prevented the Hunter from making fast her lines to the wharf, and the latter time, aided by his men with axes, etc., did some damage to the ( ) therefore summoned before the Magistrate ( ) it appearing tht the Government, in ( ) patent granting the island to Mr. Cameron, had reserved for themeselves and the public, the right to land anywhere on the island. Mr. Calvin ( ) cost, and fined 5 pounds, as well as adjudged to make good the damage that he had done. He was also charged with having made a riot, for which he was bound over to the Quarter Sessions. If Mr. Calvin had known of the reservation in the patent, he would not have attempted to prevent the boat from landing. The Messrs. Ives are bound by their lease of the Ferry to call ( ) times a day at Garden Island, under a penalty of 200 pounds. Therefore they have no option in the matter, and the Gov't is bound to ( ) to them the undisturbed way of performing ( ) duty that it exacts.
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- Rick Neilson
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