p.2 construction work at St. Lawrence Canal - 5-6 hundred pounds of powder exploded to bring down wall of earth; large crowd on hand. [Cornwall Observer]
Accident - soldier drowns from steam boat Brockville at Maitland. [Brockville Statesman]
Newmarket, 6th June, 1837.
Dear Sir; - I was somewhat surprised, on arriving at Toronto from the Welland Canal on Saturday last, at being repeatedly asked if that work was "again in operation and the Lock repaired" - a report, it seems, having been circulated that one of the Locks rebuilt during the last winter had completely failed and become useless.
As this report may reach those who desire to send vessels or freight through the Welland Canal, I will thank you to contradict it, and to inform the public that there has been no interruption to the navigation since it commenced late in May.
The ice has been the only obstacle this year to prevent the Canal opening as early as usual. It was not till the 25th May that vessels could proceed on their voyage up Lake Erie. From that period to the 2nd instant, more than 50 large schooners had passed without any serious difficulty, and the Canal is now, in consequence of extensive repairs made last winter, in better order than for some years past.
No difficulty at Port Dalhousie or elsewhere.
Yours truly, W.B. Robinson, Sup. W.C.
T. Dalton, Esq. [Toronto Patriot]
p.3 A regatta will take place on Monday, the 3d July, for public competition in rowing. The first man to have a new wherry, and the second a new birch canoe. J.B. Marks, Esq. Umpire; J. Gurley, Esq. and Mr. J. Strachan, Stewards. The wherry will be given by the inhabitants of Barriefield, Point Henry and Point Frederick.