The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 Feb 1857

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p.2 City Council - committee appointed to look into present, past and future prospects and affairs of Wolfe Island Canal Company. The committee of last year "had several meetings, but, from a certain cause, could do nothing. Some were of the broad faith that the canal might yet be available for navigation with a little necessary expenditure. This would be enquired into by the committee. There was a vast deal of mystery connected with the management of the Company's affairs. When, in their investigation, they proceeded as far as the steamer John Counter, they found she blocked the passage to further knowledge. There had been offered for her £11,000 when here, but this was refused; she was taken down the river and sold for £3000, subject to the mortgages on her, in some sham manner that never could be found out." (city has £2750 stock in company).

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 Feb 1857