The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 Mar 1907

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The car ferry to be operated on Lake Ontario by the Buffalo, Rochester and Pittsburg and the Grand Trunk railway will not be opened till May and possibly not till June 1st. There have been delays in completing the boat and in preparing the landing slip on the Canadian side. The boat will carry 1,500 passengers in addition to its cargo of loaded freight cars. It is the intention to operate the ferry the year round.

The grain merchants of the city anticipate a heavy season this year. There is still a very large quantity of grain in the west and it is supposed that the largest amount, in years, will this season be shipped via the Welland canal. It is reported that package freight will be handled much cheaper this season than last owing to opposition.

p.8 Incidents of the Day - A large gang of workmen started on the steamer City of Montreal this morning.

S.S. Ottawa Purchased - The steamer Ottawa, of Detroit, has been purchased by the St. Lawrence River Steamboat company, and will go on the Kingston-Cape Vincent route.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 Mar 1907