The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Kingston News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 31, 1846

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p.2 Navigation of the Ottawa - Our readers will recollect that some weeks since we called the attention of the authorities to the state of the Ottawa River. Among the sources of complaint which we pointed out was the St. Anne's Lock, where the shallow part was a serious interference with the navigation. We now learn that the river is so low in this locality, that the steamer Oldfield has some difficulty in getting through the shoals, and a few inches less water would stop the steam navigation. We have, however, good authority to state that the Board of Works have determined to examine into the matter complained of; and if the expense permit it, some steps will be taken to remedy the evil. As we have said in a previous article, fourteen days dredging would go a great way to complete a proper channel below the lock; and if the work be not done this season, no time should be lost next spring in setting men to work there. The importance of a sufficient depth of water in the river, from the extent of traffic on its banks, is too well known to need comment. [Montreal Times]

Lake Superior Mines - a letter describing scenery on trip from Lake St. Clair to Sault Ste. Marie; mentions steamer Detroit.

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Rick Neilson
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Kingston News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 31, 1846