The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Weekly British Whig (Kingston, ON), Dec. 17, 1885

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Reminiscences In the Life of An Old Resident of Wolfe Island.

...There was a ferry at this time between the island and Kingston, managed by Mr. Hitchcock. In 1808 Mr. Bennett's father leased the ferry for three years. The boats were of rude construction, made of pine, put together with wooden spikes and run by the wind or the oar. Indeed the log canoe was the ferry boat for many a passenger. The fare was four shillings for a single passenger, two or more of the same family half a dollar each, while six shillings were charged for a man and horse, and other things in proportion....

...Mr. Bennett's lease of the ferry expired just as the war of 1812 was about to break...

District Dashes - The str. Utica has gone into winter quarters at the Bay Side Cheese Factory, near Rednersville. Capt. Porte contemplates building a new boat, and using the machinery of the Utica.

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Rick Neilson
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Weekly British Whig (Kingston, ON), Dec. 17, 1885