Bass Island as a Resort
Bass Island, under the joint management of the Tuscarawas Railway company and Mr. Harry Darst, promises to be a most popular summer resort for the people of this vicinity. Bass Island is located in the Tuscarawas River about one mile below a point opposite the Royal fire clay works. Its area is about thirty-three acres, well wooded and shady at one end and cleared at the other. There is a good restaurant on the island and ample shelter for a large gathering of people in case of rain, also opportunity for a wide variety of sports. There is an excellent beach for wading and bathing, good boating, fishing, picnic grounds- in fact almost everything that is necessary for a day’s outing. Bass Island is reached by the N.P.U. electric cars and a line of steamers which take passengers at the railroad bridge crossing at Stillwater, just below Midvale. Three steamers under the direction of Admiral Darst play between this point and the island, making the round trip in twenty minutes. The larger vessel, Twilight will carry 150 passengers; the Falcon 90 and the Genevieve 10. The fare to Bass Island from New Philadelphia and Uhrichsville and return will be fifteen cents.
A party of New Philadelphia people were given an opportunity to inspect the Bass Island last Sunday by Supt. Akins. They were Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Alberson, Mr and Mrs. Eugene Kaderly, the Misses Kate Welty, Florence Myers, Jennie Mitchener, Carrie Niles and Messrs. Geo. Marsh, F.K. Pratt, Theodore and John Kaderly, I. E. Korns, J. I. Kennedy, H.O. Riker, also Messrs. Davey, Herrick and Westhafer, of Uhrichsville. The party boarded the Twilight and were given a pleasant ride on the river and were shown over the island which was pronounced to be well fitted for the purpose intended. Bass Island will be formally opened June 2.