The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 14, 1834

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p.2 If the annexed be correct, which we trust it is, the Rideau navigation will be perfected between Bytown and Montreal.

The Herald of this morning makes the important announcement that "orders have been transmitted from London for an immediate survey of the Rapides St. Anne, with the view of ascertaining the most propitious point for establishing a lock or canal, which shall overcome the impediment offered by these rapids to the communication between Montreal and the Rideau Canal; and with the view of obviating the necessity of passing round Isle Perrot as at present; and through a lock which, in some seasons, has proved inaccessible to the steamboats, and compelled a portage of passengers and cargo, over the St. Anne's Rapids, from one steamboat to the other. This survey will be immediately entered upon by the Commanding Royal Engineer of the Montreal District, in person; and an estimate made of the expense to accomplish the object in an efficient and permanent manner." [Montreal Gazette]

The boats on the Rideau Canal have gone running for the present season. The forwarding trade has been so brisk for the last three months, that the various steamboats employed on the line have been obliged to devote their sole attention to the towing of the barges. It is said that 500 tons of goods have been refused at Mr. Cushing's Warehouse in Montreal, owing to the large quantities then in store waiting for transmission.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 14, 1834