The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 4 Sep 1895

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The Ferry Contract.

There has been objection on Wolfe Island recently because of the ferry service not being up to the agreement. As a result this resolution was passed at the last meeting of the township council:

"Owing to the utter disregard of the covenants contained in ferry lease on the part of the lessees of the St. Lawrence river steamboat company it is moved by P. Vaness, seconded by W.H. Woodman, and resolved, that the council cannot passively tolerate it longer and that we protest against the landing of the str. Princess Louise for ferry purposes within chartered limits, and we further protest against the ferry running at hours not specified in ferry lease; also the lack of a time table and tariff of charges posted in a conspicuous place on ferry boat as specified and agreed to on the part of said lessees."

A copy of the resolution was forwarded to the steamboat company.


The prop. Rosedale is on her way to Kingston with a cargo of wheat.

The tug Walker arrived up yesterday from Montreal with three light barges.

The steam barge King Ben cleared for Oswego last night, to load coal for Smith's Falls.

The prop. Glengarry and barge Minnedosa are reported out of Fort William yesterday.

The schr. Annie Falconer, from Charlotte, and the schr. Acacia, from Oswego, are at Swift's dock.

The prop. Bannockburn and barges left Duluth this morning, for this port, with 210,000 bushels of wheat.

Arrivals: str. Algerian, Montreal; str. Hamilton, Hamilton; str. Spartan, Toronto; str. Persia, Hamilton.

The prop. Tilley and consort Merritt will be discharged of their cargoes of flour at the M.T. Co.'s dock today.

The M.T. company's new vessel will be in frame at the end of the month. It will probably be christened Salisbury.

Incidents of the Day - Cape Vincent has a life-saving station. The organization is composed of strong, energetic men. The station is a volunteer one, none of the officers or members receiving any pay for services they render. The state furnished all the necessary equipments. The officers are: Captain, Jos. Peo ?, first lieutenant, Alex. Horne; third lieutenant, Thos. Flake.

The str. New Island Wanderer arrived in this morning with about 300 people from the Thousand Islands and Clayton for the fair. There was considerable delay at Swift's dock because of the customs official not being on hand.

General Paragraphs - The str. Jack was launched this afternoon at Garden Island.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 4 Sep 1895