The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 16, 1881

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p.2 Wolfe Island Council - Nov. 14th - The Reeve submitted a letter from the Attorney General of Ontario, informing him of the lease of Island Ferry being completed, and to be forwarded as soon as the departmental fees were remitted. A vote of $15 for the liquidation of the charge was made.

Resolved, on motion of Mr. Horne, that notice be given for the sub-letting of the ferry for seven years, beginning with 1883, tenders to be received by the Clerk until Dec. 15th next.



The str. Spartan has arrived and gone into winter quarters.

The arrivals are very few. Most of the propellers have ceased to run.

The schr. White Oak takes coal from Oswego to Prescott at 55 cents per ton.

The schr. A.M. Foster has been chartered to carry barley to Oswego at 2 1/2 cents.

The schr. Erie Belle is loading 450 tons of iron ore for Charlotte at 50 cents per ton.

The schr. Pinafore will take 80 tons of hay from Pittsburg, landing it at Ogdensburg, freight $150 per ton.

The Richelieu Company's steamers, from Ontario lines, have all been gathered into winter quarters, save the Bohemian.

Some anxiety is felt regarding the schr. Belle, of Hamilton, which left Charlotte several days ago with a cargo of coal for Mr. E. Burrel of Belleville.

Mariners are discussing the probable close of navigation. Some limit the time to two weeks; others hold that vessels will be sailing for a month or longer to come.

The schr. Marquis is ashore off Hamlin, 22 miles west of Charlotte. She was disabled, and had been in tow of the tug Robb, but the line broke, and the tug was compelled to abandon her. Six seamen and a woman cook on board signalled for help. The vessel is laden with coal from Fairhaven to Toronto. She was built at Deseronto, was A 1, and valued at $12,000.

The schr. Dundee, from Toronto, with wheat, arrived at Oswego yesterday, after a rough trip, in a half wrecked condition. The storm was terribly severe. The foresail and light sails were split, gaffs broken, boat thrown on board over the davits and smashed, and lines, water barrel, in fact everything on deck was piled topsy turvy, and in a ruined condition.

The Wolfe Island Ferry - The Ontario Government has granted the petition of the citizens of Kingston and residents of the lower end of Wolfe Island, not to lease the whole of the north shore of Wolfe Island for ferry purposes. A lease of the old three mile limit for another seven years has been given. The Wolfe Island Councillors and those who have been in sympathy with their action say that it would have been better had the whole of the north shore been under their control, as in that event they would have arranged for the regular calls of a steamer at the Batteau and at Halliday's as well as at Marysburg. This certainly was not thought to be the object of those who opposed the extended lease. They feared that the possession of exclusive privileges would lead to monopoly, which was the least desirable of all business emergencies.

Whats The News? - at meeting of Toronto Seamen's Union wages were advanced to $2.50 on Lake Ontario and $3 through canal.

p.4 Atalanta's Future -

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 16, 1881