p.2 Wreck of the Steamer Erie - The steamer Southerner returned yesterday morning from the steamer Erie, off Silver Creek. The celebrated diver John Green and his partner, Mr.Quigby, came down on the Southerner. From the former we learn that they anchored over and commenced operations on the wreck of the Erie on Monday. Mr. Green descended in his diving apparatus, and remainded underwater for four hours. He succeeded in placing a chain around the bow of the vessel, and making it fast to a buoy. He also fastened a chain around the cylinder, and his partner placed a third chain around the stem of the vessel. She lays on a hard bottom, and no doubts are entertained but that she will be raised. Mr. Green brought up with him several lumps of silver that had been melted, which he found near the engine. As soon as the weather permits, Mr. Bishop's derrick will be brought from Grand River, and an attempt made to raise her. [Buffalo Courier 15th]
The Hamilton Regatta - We are not disposed to be captious with our friends of the "ambitious little city" at the head of the lake, as they have doubtless many matters to attend to in preparing for the coming exhibition, to them more important than a Regatta. But having resolved upon a day's sport upon the waters of Burlington Bay, the prizes should certainly have been arranged, and competing boats so classified as to induce as many entries as possible from abroad, and the event of the day worthy the special occasion. There is but little to find fault with in the sailing matches, as arranged, but unquestionably the rowing matches should be placed upon a different footing. As the matter stands, there is neither a prospect of honor or money for oars or sculls, going from a distance to Hamilton.
Rideau Canal - We understand, says the Bytown Citizen, that the conditions submitted by the Imperial authorities to the Provincial government for the relinquishment of the Rideau Canal are substantially as follows:- 1st - that the Canal be kept in good repair throughout; 2nd - that military stores, etc. be exempt from toll; 3rd - that provision be made for those employed on the Canal; 4th - the Canal lands to be conveyed with the Canal - but not the Ordnance property along the line or at either end of the Canal.
Sept. 21, 22, 1853