The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Feb. 15, 1882

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p.1 The Raging Rideau - Superintendent Wise's Annual Report - gives list of necessary repairs.

p.3 Ice Boating In The Harbor - 17 ice boats out, Mr. J.B. Carruthers had fastest.

Whats The News? - schr. Ranger, owned by John Thompson, Belleville, burned - loss $400.

Capt. J.B. Labelle to take place of Mr. Lamere as Superintendent of R. & O. line.

str. J.F. Dayan to be repaired at Henderson Harbor, Capt. Warner.

Wolfe Island Ferry - We announced last evening that the Wolfe Island Ferry had been re-leased to the St. Lawrence Steamboat Co. for 7 years, but that the passenger rate had been advanced from 13 cents to 15 cents per head. The Company state as their reason for advancing the rate that the travel has not lately been so good as it was, that the expense of running the boats has been much greater one important item being that of fuel. An article which now costs $2 per cord could formerly be purchased for 75 cents per cord.

p.4 Wolfe Island Council - Feb. 6th - Moved by Mr. Horne, seconded by Mr. McLaren, that a special meeting be held on Monday next at one o'clock p.m. for the purpose of meeting Folger Bros. and discussing the ferry question, and in the event of not coming to an agreement with said parties, to proceed at once to advertise for tenders for ferry. - Carried.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Feb. 15, 1882