The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 11, 1879

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p.3 The Schr. Arabia - The tug Chieftain left today for Port Dalhousie to tow to this port the schr. Arabia, recently dismasted on Lake Huron

Wind Wafts - The tug Metamora and barges F. Russell and R. Marley, timber laden for the Collinsby Rafting Company, passed through the Welland Canal today from Byng Inlet.


The new Welland Canal, as now being completed, will only have twelve feet of water, but it can at any future time be made to admit of the passage of vessels drawing fourteen feet. However, the question may be asked, How are these large vessels to get down the St. Lawrence River to get out to sea? Very extensive blasting must be done in the St. Lawrence. The great purpose of the Government seems to be, for the present, to make a deep water route simply to Lake Ontario, thereby cutting off Buffalo and the American route east, and attracting the grain shipments of the west to the Kingston route.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 11, 1879