Petition from Begg's Settlement Re: Mail Steamer

British Colonist
March 9, 1865

SALT SPRING ISLAND -- A petition has been forwarded from the settlers at Begg's settlement, north-east side of Salt Spring Island, for presentation to His Excellency the Governor, asking that the mail steamer Fideliter should be required to visit that settlement at least once a fortnight. It would seem from the statement of the petitioners, that the steamer calls regularly at Vesuvius Bay, on the west side of the Island, the communication with which point lies over a mountainous range, rendering it difficult, and at this season of the year out of the question, to send any of their produce there for shipment to a market. The inclemency of the weather, we learn, has been very destructive to stock on the Island.

Source: Petition from Begg's Settlement Re: Mail Steamer, British Colonist, March 9, 1865

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