The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Jan. 6, 1873

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p.2 Vessel Sales -On Saturday the sale of the schooners Olive Branch and Benedict was decided - Capt. Dix disposing of the former to Mr. Christopher Harris for $7,500, and Messrs. R. Makins and Webster purchasing the Benedict for $10,000.

A New Firm - On Saturday we briefly alluded to the transfer of the wharf and storehouse and ferry steamers Pierrepont, Watertown, and Gazelle from Messrs. G.M. Kinghorn and Hinckley to the Messrs. Folger and Wm. Nickle. For years past the business of the old firm has gradually and rapidly increased in extensiveness and importance, and at the same time, so far as transit of freight and courtesy and comfortable facilities extended to travellers seeking passage on their boats were concerned, they were obliging and attentive and succeeded in establishing the ferry route a favorite. The retirement of Mr. Kinghorn will be regretted in one respect; besides being a close applicant to the business of which we have no especial reference, he was the energetic agent of the large forwarding business of the Montreal Transportation Company at this port, and added much, no doubt, to its successful management here, by his recognised ability. He goes to Montreal to assume a prominent commercial position and we feel assured that the matter requiring his attention will be equally as prosperingly conducted. As in the old, the Messrs. Hinckley retain an interest in the ferry steamers, and we are promised every success in their new enterprise from the Messrs. Folger & Co., whose general business transactions produce the highest satisfaction.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Jan. 6, 1873