The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), July 2, 1853

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p.2 Ste. Marie Ship Canal Commenced - The Sault Ste. Marie Journal of the 11th instant, says:- "The Sault Ship Canal, which our residents have read about for twenty years past, has this week been actually commenced. We have seen the ground broken, the spade, pick-axe and wheelbarrow in motion; and never was work commenced with more energy. Every man seems to feel a sort of personal interest in the work and take hold with a will. The first force of men (with their general agent, Charles T. Harvey, engineers Capt. Caufield, Messrs. Gleen & Nichols,) landed here on Monday evening last. In five days several large shanties have been erected for the accommodation of the men, the preliminary work laid out for buildings, docks, lifting cranes and draining pumps. Nearly a hundred men were at first put on to the various preliminary works - more are arriving by every boat, and we understand that four or five hundred will be employed as soon as they can be set at work to advantage.

The Cherokee - We received, yesterday, a letter from the publisher of this paper, who was a passenger on board the Cherokee, Capt. Gaskin, from Toronto for Liverpool. The Cherokee arrived at Liverpool on the morning of the 16th June, 25 days from Quebec. Of this time, she remained for two days at anchor off Bic, making her actual running time from port to port, 23 days. The Cherokee beat the Montreal liner, St. Lawrence, 3 1/2 days in the voyage, and the America, which sailed from Quebec the day before the Cherokee, reached Liverpool the day after the arrival of the latter vessel.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), July 2, 1853