The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 15 Mar 1904

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p.5 Ferry Bonuses - Wolfe Island, March 14th - reeve of Amherst Island offering to guarantee from $50 to $90 for a trip once a week from city to the above place. The reeve, Dr. McCarthy and Edward Briceland, will go up to Toronto next week to consult with the premier with regard to a bonus for the ferry.

March 16, 1904

p.3 Wolfe Island Wishes - David J. Leslie has been appointed by the Wolfe Island council as engineer of the new ferry steamer, at a salary of $500. Edward Briceland and Dr. McCarthy will go to Toronto this week to ask the Ontario government for a bonus to aid the Wolfe Islanders in running their new ferry steamer. This bonus is due Wolfe Island in lieu of the road grants given in other townships.

p.5 Two Schemes Endorsed - Board of Trade wants Desert Lake connected to Rideau canal; also want Wolfe Island canal dredged.

Going To Buffalo - Capt. James Allen, the oldest employee of the St. Lawrence River Steamboat company, for some years past in command of the steamer America, has resigned from that company to accept a position with a Buffalo marine firm, and will sail out of that port hereafter. Capt. Allen is one of the widest known and most popular of river captains, and his going away will be regretted. He has commanded every steamer of the Folger fleet, and has never caused the company any expense for accidents, so keen has been his interest in the company's behalf.

Out With A Challenge - Capt. Richard Larush is out again with a challenge to meet all or any third class ice yacht in the harbor. He cleaned out the fleet last season, winning a beautiful silver cup, and the season before was the pennant winner. He thinks he still possesss the fastest third-rater in Kingston, and is anxious to go up against the fleet again for another trial of speed.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 15 Mar 1904