The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 14 Dec 1858

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p.2 City Council - committee on Wharves and Harbor - concerning building a wharf at foot of Clarence St. for G.T.R.

The Ferry to Garden Island

To the Editor of the Daily Whig.

Sir, - Travelling frequently at all hours and seasons from this port to Wolfe Island, via Garden Island, and disposed to view all things sublunary in the most favorable light, I cannot refrain from entering my complaint not long but loud, against the want of accommodation, regularity, and comfort upon this route. When, under the old system, gentle zephyr filled the canvass sail, , a weary passenger was wafted to and fro in tortuous time, the weather clerk was blamed; but since the denizens and County Council in view of better arrangements, turned their attention and pecuniary aid in that direction, the public seemed to expect a decided improvement. It was supposed that the Pierrepont was destined for this duty, but they have been sadly disappointed; as in lieu thereof, the Experiment still winds her weary way along. Should this gentle hint tend to cause a better order of things by arousing the proper authorities from their state of lethargy, and urging them to quell dissatisfaction which is pretty general upon this matter, my desires shall have been attained - otherwise, you may hear again from

Aliquot Kingston, Dec. 13th, 1858.

Seizure Of An American Tug In Canada - Canada Revenue Officers at Wallaceburgh have seized the tug Experiment, for what (as they say,) a violation of the revenue laws. The tug is a British bottom, but had been sold to parties on this side, and as was supposed, the necessary papers had been filed and passed. The Colonial officials, however, think otherwise, and have taken the responsibility of seizing her.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 14 Dec 1858