The Southport Ferry
"I regret that I cannot impart much information on the above subject.
Of course it was carried on until a comparatively recent period, that
is, up to the time of the completion of the Hillsborough Bridge. I
have a faint recollection of when I was a child of crossing on a side
wheel paddle boat, the motive power of which came from a pair of
horses going round and round on a kind of treadmill. If I remember
rightly, this boat was owned by and operated under the management of
Mr. T.B. Tremaine, who did business on Lower Queen Street somewhere
about the present site of Lyons' coal office. Following this
antiquated Ferry was the steamer "Ino", and later, "Ora" and later
still the "Hillsboro" and "Elfin". These boats left every half hour
from each side and on market days every twenty minutes. Our beautiful
harbor has a rather deserted look these later days. It is a pity it
should be so."
Benjamin Bremner, an exert from "Memories of Long Ago"
Transcription courtesy: Eileen Bremner - email@example.com.
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