The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 29, 1854

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p.2 Wolfe Island Canal - The Annual Meeting of the Stockholders of the Wolfe Island Railway and Canal Company, will be held at the Office of the Secretary on Monday, the 5th of June, 1854, at 3 o'clock p.m., for the purpose of electing Directors for the ensuing year.

26th May, 1854. W.A. Geddes, Sec'y W.I.R.W. & C.C.

May 30, 1854

p.2 The Sault Ste. Marie Canal - The Cleveland Plaindealer gives the following description of the Canal, which is to connect Lake Huron with Lake Superior:-

(the same description as appeared on May 15th with the following addition:)

...At the commencement of the work, there were 205,360 cubic yards of rock and earth to be taken out, above water. The amount now remaining is less than one-sixth of this, and if the work of the present month equals that of the past, about six-sevenths of the entire excavation work will be done above water, leaving something less than 3,000 yards yet to take out. There will also be 24,000 yards of under water excavation to prepare for the upper pier, the greater part of which is muck and gravel. The piers below are furnished (sic) above water, and a temporary pier 300 feet in length, is put up on the north side of the canal, to accommodate the great freighting vessels of the company.

Port of Kingston - Imports - 26th - Brig Hampton, Chicago - 11,000 bush corn, Holcomb & Henderson.

Steamer George Moffatt, Montreal - 45 bundles steel, H. Armstrong; 37 pack British hardware, S. Morley; 1 case, 1 bale, D.C. Hickey & Co.

Str. Ontario, Oswego - (gen. cargo)

Str. Star, Cape Vincent - (gen. cargo)

28th - Schooner Josephine, Oswego - 4,410 bush corn, Walker & Berry.

Str. Bay State, Oswego - (gen. cargo)

Str. Star, Cape Vincent - (gen. cargo)

Exports - 26th - Schr. S. Bond, Oswego - 131,748 feet pine Lumber.

May 31, 1854


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Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 29, 1854