Upper Canada Herald (Kingston, ON), Sept. 8, 1835
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p.2 Travels in Upper Canada No. XIV - about Garden Island - a hotel and tower on the island with a good view of Kingston. "The St. Lawrence, alone, a one hundred and twenty gun ship, cost between two and three hundred thousand pounds, and lamentable to state, it was lately sold for twenty-five. The wreck of this magnificent vessel, which was once the pride of Lake Ontario, is now converted into a wharf at a public brewery..." also mentions that the line of the canal across Long Island, which was projected about two years ago, is visible; Snake Island still has the remains of a blockhouse and casks filled with sand and gravel for a breastwork. (2 columns) [Montreal Gazette]
p.3 water has risen 18" at wharves in last month.
The Canal - Sections 24 and 25, owned by Messrs. Simpson & Bagg, in the vicinity of this town, require but 5 or 6 weeks to see them completed; and would have been finished before this time, had it not been for the interruption of unfavourable weather. They measure 1500 in length and run almost in a straight line. The contractors spare no pains in prosecuting the work expeditiously. Would that such an enterprising spirit existed throughout the entire works. [Cornwall Observer]
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