The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Chronicle & News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 22, 1849

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p.2 Ocean Navigation through the St. Lawrence River Still Interdicted - Several annunciations have been made, through the public papers, that vessels were about to sail from the Lakesthrough the St. Lawrence to the ocean, and hence to California. Probably these announcements have been made without asking permission from the Canadian authorities. Those intending to send out vessels will be disappointed. A few days ago a gentleman of this city applied to the Governor General of Canada for permission to pass a brig through the Canadian waters, which has been refused. The secretary of the province, under the 25th ult., in answer to the application, says:- "Questions respecting the policy and legality of such navigation have on several occasions engaged the serious consideration of Her Britannic Majesty's Government, to such an extent as to preclude His Excellency, in the exercise of his discretionary powers, as Governor of the Colony, from granting the permission sought. [Oswego Times]

Accident on the Canal - The river mail boat due last evening has not yet arrived from below. We understand that the detention is owing to the breaking of one of the gates of the Cornwall Canal by the steamer British Queen.

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Rick Neilson
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Chronicle & News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 22, 1849