p.1 Rideau Canal - A permanent dam is being built at this place, to replace the old one which had given way last spring. Mr. Wm. Palen, of Ottawa, is the contractor, and judging from present appearances, it will be a very substantial structure.
We have heard it stated that a commissioner appointed by the home government is expected in this country shortly, to examine the works on this canal, and to see that it be kept in a thorough state of repair. From this it would appear the English are alive to the importance of this route of transport in the event of any difficulties with our neighbors; there is therefore little danger of the Rideau going to ruin and decay for some time at least, as some people predict it will. [Rideau Gleaner]
The two steamers built for the Detroit and Milwaukie Railway will leave Buffalo for Grand Haven and Milwaukee on Monday evening next, and immediately commence their regular trips between the two ports. The advent of these splendid boats will no doubt be quite a brilliant affair. The city of Detroit intends presenting a set of flags to the Detroit, and Milwaukee will make a similar present to the boat called after that city. [Spectator]
p.2 boy drowned while fishing off lighthouse pier at Marine Railway shipyard.
p.3 ad for Pic Nic to Amherst Island on str. St. Lawrence, Capt. Talbot, on Tuesday, Sept. 6th.; tickets 50 cents for gentlemen, 25 cents for ladies.
The Exhibition - steamer Maple Leaf to be fitted up as floating hotel.
p.4 - Direct Trade With the West Indies - staves are sent to England in rough state, when dressed become shooks, then sent to West Indies; why not dress them here and send them directly to West Indies.[Whitby Chronicle]