Councillor James Airey, who leads the Conservative opposition group on the authority, says businesses are losing up to 40% of their trade since the ferry's engine was wrecked in a blaze, putting the vessel out of action until October.
He has written to the Labour and Liberal Democrat groups that run the council asking for the council to pay for advertising "before this year's tourist season is lost".
Defence ministry moves to strengthen hold on Warcop ranges
There are fears that huge areas of Pennine moorland in Cumbria could be developed more for military training under plans by the Ministry of Defence.
Northern Rail has been facing tough questions from county councillors on the South Lakeland Local Committee.
At a meeting in Kendal, councillors accused the operator of sacrificing the Lakes Line for the sake of other areas, after services were suspended in June.
Northern's stakeholder manager for the east region, Pete Myers, says the decision to suspend services was due to the particular requirements for driver training on the line.
Millom pool campaigners cancel demo after talks offer
Campaigners trying to get the existing swimming pool in Millom reopened have cancelled a demonstration planned for this morning after an offer of meetings with Cumbria County Council.
Local people packed into a public meeting to call for Cumbria County Council, which looks after the pool at Millom School, to repair faults in the pool building rather than close it.
The council said that for safety the pool should be completely closed, demolished, and rebuilt.
This morning a posting on the campaigners' Facebook page reproduced a letter from the county council offering access to the pool for a surveyor to inspect the problems, but saying a tower scaffold would be needed to see the roof.