The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 27, 1848

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p.2 Necessity of Action - relating to Navigation Laws and Free Trade.

[Belleville Intelligencer]

The St. Lawrence Canal - It is with great regret that we hear of continual complaints against this work. The public are assured that there are nine feet water throughout, when in fact there are not seven feet. The schooner Scotland struck at the entrance to the Beauharnois Canal, in seven feet water; the Earl Cathcart was aground at the entrance to the locks at Point Iroquois; and the steamer England was also aground there, and it was with great difficulty that she was forced over the remainder of the dam at the entrance to the lock. A dredge would soon clear away most of the obstructions, but it seems nothing is done to make the navigation of our noble river what it should be. We trust the attention of the government will be seriously directed to it. [Toronto Colonist]

Vessels over the Falls - on the 26th vessel Pirate, 100 feet long, with animals on board, to be sent over Falls by Conklin.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 27, 1848