The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 Mar 1910

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Cobourg, March 8th - It is reported that a movement is now on foot at Sodus Point, N.Y., to encourage the building of a big car ferry similar to Ontario No. 1, with the object of operating it between Sodus Point and Cobourg, in connection with the traffic of the northern central division of the Pennsylvania railroad, and that an appropriation of $30,000 for the Sodus Bay harbor has been granted by congress. It is said that the freight tonnage alone would make the establishment of such a ferry service profitable.


Car Ferry Was Aground.

The car ferry, Ontario No. 1, ran aground on Sunday night while coming out of Charlotte. The ferry ran against a sand bar, which forms every spring, owing to the heavy current. At eight o'clock on Monday morning the ferry was able to release itself, and proceeded on its way.

March 9, 1910

p.1 Latest News - The Ann Arbor railway car ferry Ann Arbor No. 1, the first car ferry that ever operated on the great lakes, was burned to the water's edge at Manitowoc, Wisconsin, on Tuesday night. Her cargo of twenty cars of lumber were also destroyed and her crew had a narrow escape.

p.7 Dry Dock Exemption - reasons why ratepayers should get out and vote for it.

March 10, 1910

p.6 Citizens Advised - to vote for the dry-dock exemption bylaw.

p.8 Wolfe Island Council - March 7th - ....steamboat accounts paid: Jackson Press, printing, $3.96; James Swift & Co., coal, 1909, $401.52; James Crawford, month, captain, $50; D. Simmons, one month five days, engineer, $77.77; moved Gillespie-Furner, that R. Mullin be appointed engineer for the steamer Wolfe Islander, at a salary of $800 per annum - Carried.....Moved, Fawcett-Gillespie, and resolved, that a vote of thanks be tendered D. Simons, retiring engineer, for the capable and gentlemanly way in which he performed his duties during the past year.

Incidents of the Day - The Montreal Transportation company has made a contract to carry 25,000 cords of pulpwood from the Saguenay to Oswego, N.Y., during the coming season. The barges (sic) Keyport, Keywest and Port Colborne will be used as carriers.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 Mar 1910