p.4 New Ontario Company - Toronto is to be the headquarters of a new shipping company that has been incorporated by letters patent under the title of "The Montreal & Lake Erie Steamship company." The incorporators are James Carruthers, Charles Arthur Jacques, Montreal; J.H. Hall, Ottawa; W.D. Matthews, F.D. Benjamin, Sigmund Samuel, C.W. Baird and George Summerville, Toronto.
p.5 Personal Mention - It is said that there will be many changes on the R. & O. N. company's boats next season. The new management intends to almost man the steamers with new men.
March 14, 1905
p.6 Plenty of Ice - will make a late date for navigation at Soo; likely to be April 15th.
March 15, 1905
p.1 Broke Way Through - Detroit, March 15th - steamer Pleasure to Amherstburg through 8 to 10 inches of ice.
p.2 Concert At Snug Harbor - entertainment given for sailors.
Will Command The America - Captain James Allen, the captain longest connected with the Folger boats, will command the steamer America, this coming season, and will be warmly welcomed back to the "White Squadron." Last season he sailed the private yacht of Senator Fulford, of Brockville, but now comes back to his former command.
It will be the middle of June before the steamer Spartan is ready for service. She has been in the government dry dock here all winter, being lengthened. It is likely the steamer Hamilton will go on her route till she is ready.
p.5 Personal Mention - Chief Engineer Alex. Milne, of the steamer Kingston, left yesterday for Toronto, to superintend the fitting out of the Kingston for the coming season. The steamers Kingston and Toronto will commence their trips on June 1st.
p.6 Some Offers Made - Wolfe Island, March 11th - D.J. Dawson, township clerk, made a proposition to the council, that he would furnish a cook, and board men on the steamer Fawcett, at a rate of forty-five cents per day per man. He also offers to look after the banking of money, sale of tickets, and keep a set of books for the steamer for $150 per year. No action has yet been taken.
p.7 Compliments Paid - Davis Dry Dock company building boat at Orillia for William Thomson of the Longford Lumber company; three builders, John Watts, James Nash, and George Davis, have just returned to Kingston; William Holder, the company's draughtsman, and Jake Sharman to remain a few days to finish up; ..."82 feet in length; extreme beam 17 feet; depth, 6 feet; draught, 4 feet 6 inches; cabin is 46 feet, with 8 foot open stern deck and open bow deck from forward gangway. The boat will carry upwards of 300 passengers, and will have a speed of from ten to eleven miles an hour. Her route will be between Orillia and Barrie, Beaverton, Jackson's Point and other points on Lake Simcoe, and to Longford, Renna and Geneva Park on Lake Couchiching."
Council of Wolfe Island - March 6th - list of persons who gave donations to ferry; a few steamboat bills paid.