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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 10 Mar 1904

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Wolfe Island, March 8th - To The Editor:

I see some of the opposition party to our new boat have a petition in circulation, asking the government to dredge the Wolfe Island canal. This is not going to be any benefit to Wolfe Islanders, but it will be a great damage to them. A few years ago I tried to find an owner for the canal, but I failed to do so. The order I got was "Go and fix the bridge to suit yourself. We don't care anything about it." Now, when our free riders think they will soon have to begin to pay their way on the boat like the rest of us poor sinners have been doing all our lives they are trying another scheme. I ask the people of the township to be men, and stick up for our own township's interests, not for two or three parties that don't care if every one else was dead, so long as they were living. Stand to your guns like men: mean business for once.




Islanders Petition Government

Circulars are being distributed for the ratepayers of the island to sign a petition to the government and see if they would not open the canal. This would be a great benefit to the island, and also to the village, which is noted far and wide as a summer resort.... Mr. Chapleau, government engineer, Ottawa, and E. Briceland, chairman of the reformers of township of Wolfe Island, on Friday arranged for the dredging of the ferry landing, which will be done in the spring.

p.8 More Ancient Boats - Dalhousie, William IV and Sir Francis Kemp mentioned.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 10 Mar 1904