The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Jan. 25, 1872

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p.2 Commerce of Garden Island - The following is an accurate statement of the shipping reported at Garden Island for 1871, namely:

From April 1st to July 1st - inwards - 82; outwards - 69. From July 1st to December 1st: - Inwards - 91, outwards - 54. Vessels coasting with license from April 1st to December 1st: - 197; unlicensed - 38. Total entries - 531.

This does not include the Cape Vincent Ferry, which touched at the Island almost daily during the summer; nor does it embrace the arrival or departure of the Government Tug Line steamers, nor the steamers with rafts in tow from Lake Ontario and the Bay of Quinte. The vessels bound inwards were invariably laden. This result bears a favourable comparison to the trade of the port of Kingston.

Presentation - A number of gentlemen of the city and of Wolfe Island met at Hitchcock's Hotel, Wolfe Island, last night, and presented Captain David Pyke, of the Ferry Boat, with a valuable gold watch and chain, which had been procured at the establishment of Mr. Spangenberg. A very flattering address was read at the same time by Colonel Angus Cameron, to which Captain Pyke made a suitable reply, after which the party sat down to a most sumptuous repast prepared by Mr. Hitchcock. After the usual loyal toasts had been given and suitably responded to, Captain Pyke's health was proposed and rapturously received by the company. A very pleasant evening was spent, and when the party retired it was with the pleasing reflection that they had but done justice to a man of merit.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Jan. 25, 1872