The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 3, 1844

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p.3 Welland Canal - We observe that the stone work of the locks close by the village is finished, and the flooring is being laid. The workmanship is indeed of a character that cannot be surpassed, and has been executed with great celerity. In the course of next week five or six others will be completed. The rest of the works are rapidly proceeding; the navigation of the canal continues in a satisfactory state, and no doubt can be entertained but that it will increase to an extent equal to the expectations of the projectors of this magnificent undertaking. [St. Catharines Journal]

lawless conduct of labourers on Lachine Canal [Montreal Herald]

Large Steamboat - The Cleveland Herald describes a magnificent steam boat which has just been completed at that place, called the Empire. She is 260 feet in length, and measures 1220 tons, being 200 tons larger than any other fresh water steamboat in the world. Her engine is 600 horse power. The main cabin is probably without an equal in the world, being 211 feet (fourteen rods) long, lighted the entire length through painted glass under the roof, and so divided that it can be divided by folding doors into three apartments.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 3, 1844