The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 6, 1861

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p.2 The closing of the Wolfe Island Canal is a matter of some local interest. Mr. Gildersleeve either as sole proprietor or on behalf of the company, had given notice that the canal would be closed for alleged necessary repairs. Mr. Kinghorn, proprietor of the Pierrepont, denies the right of Mr. Gildersleeve to close the canal, and although a bridge is said to have been locked across, his vessel has made her way through. On Saturday it is said a body of men were stationed on the canal to enforce the notice, and the Pierrepont, without coming in collision with the men, made the trip via the head of Wolfe Island. Mr. Gildersleeve is the charterer of the Grand Trunk ferry steamer Walter Shanly, and the Cape Vincent and Kingston traffic is divided by competition between this steamer and the Pierrepont. Mr. Kinghorn's boat was built specially to pass through the canal, which the Shanly cannot do, though when both steamers have to take the same route the Shanly is enabled to make the faster trip. It is understood that the law courts will be appealed to for a decision in the matter.

p.3 Customs Imports -

-The str. Indian grounded in the Lachine Canal on Wednesday.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 6, 1861