The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), March 22, 1852

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p.2 From St. Catharines, we learn, says the Patriot, that much damage has been done in that vicinity to roads and bridges, by the heavy rain of Tuesday last. The Hon. H. Merritt's stone mill was flooded to some extent, and about 5000 bushels of wheat damaged slightly. At Port Dalhousie, notwithstanding every preparation had been made to let off the superfluous water, the long embankment and bridge on the east side of the lock were in great danger. Were it not for the untiring exertions of the lock-tenders and others, damage to the amount of many thousand pounds would have been done, and the canal rendered impassable for months. The canal is expected to be open on the 20th. It is not free from ice yet, but what remains is very rotten. To facilitate the trade of the canal, it has been determined to light it by gas, so that vessels can proceed through it by night, as well as by day.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), March 22, 1852