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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 11, 1879


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THE GANANOQUE BOATS

To the Editor of the British Whig:

Dear Sir, - In your issue of yesterday I see a letter from 'A Victim,' headed Gananoque Route, and I find no fault with him for complaining that there was no boat from Gananoque on the 4th July. But in your comments in justice to Messrs. Folgers you state what is not true. In the first place it was not the Folgers' Gananoque boat, the Geneva, that was advertised for the church excursion to Ogdensburg, but the Pierrepont, and on that day they thought fit to send the Geneva up the Bay of Quinte instead of keeping her on the route, in justice to the Princess Louise, whose excursion was not from Gananoque but from Mallory Town Landing, she only making Gananoque her starting point, and did not, as you report, get up an opposition excursion to the church on her own account. Moreover, when it was known that it was a church excursion, she offered one half the proceeds of all tickets sold in Gananoque to the church, which the Committee declined receiving. But leaving all this aside, to whom are the Gananoque people indebted for having a daily boat and reduced fares? I am sure they will all agree with me that it is not to Messrs. Folger, for if it were not for the Princess Louise they would have the Pierrepont, or perhaps the Watertown, three days a week, leaving there at 5:30 a.m., and arriving at Kingston at 8:30, instead of leaving at 7 a.m., and arriving at 8:30 a.m. But the Messrs. Folger put on the Geneva, not to oblige the people on the route, but to try and drive off the Princess Louise, so as to have the old monopoly again.

By inserting the above you will much oblige,

Yours truly, H.C. Rothwell

Kingston, July 11th,1879 Master and Owner str. Princess Louise

ad - for str. Hastings excursion to Rochester on 14th July.

ad - Princess Louise for Thousand Island Park and Clayton.

p.3 The Ogdensburg Race - was the race between Emma and Surprise fair?

Welland Canal - Port Dalhousie, July 10th - Bound Down: schrs. Canada, Toledo, Kingston, timber; Prussia and Bavaria, Toledo to Kingston, timber.


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July 11, 1879
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Rick Neilson
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 11, 1879