The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 Dec 1897

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The M.T. company's barges are snugly laid by at the marine yard below the bridge, for the winter.

The steamer Johnston was engaged today in conveying withes from the Mutual dock to Garden Island.

The tug James A. Walker left here yesterday for Prescott with the barge Dorchester, containing 17,000 bushels of good wheat out of the steamer Rosedale.

It is expected that with such fine weather favoring the undertaking, the Collins Bay Rafting company will have little trouble in getting the big tug Brown through the Beauharnois canal.

Welland Canal Report.

Port Dalhousie, Dec. 10th - Down: steamer Aragon, Chicago to Ogdensburg, corn; steamer J.E. Hall, Buffalo to Oswego, light; barge J.R. Noyes, Cleveland to Oswego, light; steamer Topeka, Chicago to Ogdensburg, corn.

Port Colborne, Dec. 10th - Down: steamers Pueblo, Chicago to Ogdensburg, corn; J.E. Hall, Buffalo to Oswego, light.

p.6 Wolfe Island Council - Dec. 6th - .....Moved by T.E. Baker, seconded by R. Boyd, that Capt. T.J. Craig be released from the late contract entered into between he and the township of Wolfe Island, when he has signed off all claims he may have had against said township. Carried. Yeas - R. Boyd, W.H. Woodman, T.E. Baker and H. Davis. Nays - Thomas Flynn. On motion of W.H. Woodman, seconded by R. Boyd, ferry by-law (no. 262) was rescinded.

Moved by W.H. Woodman, seconded by R. Boyd, that this council enter into an agreement with the St. Lawrence River steamboat company, leasing ferry between Wolfe Island and the city of Kingston, based on agreement of Nov. 16th, by adding that boat shall leave Wolfe Island on Thursdays at 8:30 a.m. instead of 9:15 a.m., and that the reeve be instructed to carry out this agreement, and a by-law passed confirm the same. Moved by F.E. Baker, seconded by Thomas Flynn, that the above motion be amended by inserting a clause in agreement that either party may withdraw from agreement by giving three years' notice. Motion carried by vote of the reeve and made law by passing of a new ferry by-law.

Moved by R. Boyd, seconded by W.H. Woodman, and resolved, that this council regrets Capt. T.J. Craig's retirement with the Paul Smith from service on the Wolfe Island and Kingston ferry, he having rendered more frequent and punctual trips, and employed fellow officers and crew most courteous and obliging, during his engagement on the ferry.

p.S. - The conditions of the new contract with the St. Lawrence river steamboat company are about the same as the last contract with that company: Steamer leaves Wolfe Island at 9:15 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., except on Thursday, when steamer leaves at 8:30 instead of 9:15 a.m. Leaving Kingston at 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. during June, July, August and September. Sunday trips will be arranged for the convenience of church attendance.

p.8 Rules Made Clearer - A special meeting of the ice yacht club was held last night to consider proposed changes to the sailing rules, submitted by J.H. Macnee. The changes were not radical, but made clearer many of the existing rules saving confusion in their interpretation. They were all adopted after discussion. Dr. Black and James Mooney were added to the regatta committee, making seven members in all.

General Paragraphs - The tug Petrel will arrive in port this evening or tomorrow after a trip to Beauharnois. She was sent down for the purpose of assisting the tug W.H. Brown through the canal, but the ice was too thick.

John Cherry, Barriefield, has successfully piloted the steamer Iona on three trips to Coteau Landing and return. The steamer has gone to Picton for the winter. Mr. Cherry says the Beauharnois canal was covered with six inches of ice when he left last Saturday, leaving no chance for the tug Brown to get through.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 Dec 1897