The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Upper Canada Herald (Kingston, ON), March 10, 1840

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p.2 Welland Canal - We have seen a letter addressed by Mr. Robinson, superintendent of this canal, to one of our forwarders, giving the gratifying information that the Canal will be in readiness for navigation as soon as the harbours on the lakes are open. He also states that the canal is in good repair, and every facility will be given to vessels passing upon it.

[Oswego Palladium]

We understand that the Hon. John Hamilton's new steam boat the Ontario, intended to overcome the rapids of the Long Sault, was tried last week between Niagara and Queenston, and ran the distance, 14 miles there and back, in 48 minutes. She went up in 19 1/2 minutes. It is fully expected that she will conquer the rapids, and the trial will soon be made.

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Rick Neilson
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Upper Canada Herald (Kingston, ON), March 10, 1840