The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), March 8, 1880

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p.3 River Steamboat Company - Notice is given in the Canada Gazette that Messrs. W. Nickle, B.W. Folger, M.H. Folger, F.A. Folger, C. Hinckley, jr. Kingston, and C. Hinckley, sr. Cape Vincent, will apply for letters patent, granting them a name of the St. Lawrence River Steamboat Company. The purposes for which the incorporation is sought are the owning, chartering, and running of steamboats and steam ferries on Lake Ontario and River St. Lawrence, and chiefly to ply between the ports of Kingston, Garden Island, Wolfe Island, Gananoque, Howe Island and elsewhere in the Province of Ontario, and Cape Vincent, Clayton, State of New York, one of the United States of America; and to do general steamboat and forwarding business between said ports or either of them and elsewhere on the inland waters of Canada. The intended amount of the capital stock is $25,000 to be divided into 1000 shares of $25 each. The said applicants are to be the 1st directors of said company, and the major part are residents of Canada. The chief place of business of the said company will be at the city of Kingston, County of Frontenac, Ontario.

A Grievance - The men owning vessels in the harbour, and who have contracts to load ice, are grieving that they cannot get down near Bell's Island on account of the backwardness on the new swing bridge. They consider the Bridge Company liable in not permitting them to get through.

Navigation - harbor filled up with ice by south wind, Pierrepont had difficulties.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), March 8, 1880