The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 9 Jun 1904

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The schooner Fleetwing cleared from Soward's wharf for Oswego.

Craig's wharf: steamer Ocean up; steambarge Nile left for canal ports.

The sloop Mary Louise, from canal ports, is discharging wood at Crawford's wharf.

Richardsons' wharf: steamer Spalding cleared for Oswego to load coal for Chicago.

Swift's wharf: steamers Spartan down; Hamilton up; Kingston down and up; Corsican up; Rideau King cleared for Ottawa.

M.T. company wharf: tug Glide up with three light barges; tug Emerson due from Fairhaven tonight with three coal laden barges.

The new steamyacht built by Davis & Son for William Gokey, of Brooklyn, was given a trial trip yesterday afternoon. Mr. Gokey arrived here this morning, and was to take a trip abroad in his craft this afternoon.


Charge That Wolfe Island Ferry Will Be An Elephant.

St. Lawrence, Wolfe Island, June 8th.

To the Editor: As the present ferry lease has expired or should have expired on December 31st last, and we are to come under a new ferry regulation, will we have as good accommodation in the future as in the past? I am of the opinion that we will not. The township has had a ferry from the Folgers for over a quarter of a century, and there has never been an accident on the ferry, not one. We have all been accommodated, though it might not have been to our liking at all times, but it will be a long time before we have a ferry that will accommodate the township as well as we have been served for the past twenty-five years. We have always got our produce to market, at least once a week, from the foot of the island. Will the new ferry continue, as the Folgers have done, or are we to be cut off without any ferry accommodation, and if we not we must look out for our interests on the foot of the island.

I am of the opinion that if the council had entered into an agreement with the Folgers they would have got a ferry that would have been more satisfactory to the ratepayers of the township than the new ferry will prove to be when we take into consideration the amount of money that has been expended in delegations to Toronto and Ottawa, and the amount that will have to be expended in order to complete the ferry, the council will find that this new ferry will have to earn a very large revenue to make it even pay expenses. Where will the shortage come from? It will come out of the ratepayers of the township who will have to carry the burden and they will have to carry it for a long time to come.


Picton, June 8th - The schooner John McBride is in with a load of brick.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 9 Jun 1904