The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Dec. 25, 1862

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p.2 Carrying Place or Murray Canal - We are happy to learn that Mr. Rowan, C.E., from the office of the Board of Works, Quebec, has returned, having made the inspection of the harbor of Weller's Bay, and is now enabled to report with certainty that there is no such obstruction to the entrance of Weller's Bay as is laid down on Bayfield's chart. Mr. Rowan was fortunate in having good weather and in meeting with persons anxious to assist him in making a thorough search for this bed of rocks. The owners of vessels about there never knew anything of such rocks, and the inhabitants generally had never heard of them, until enlightened as to their whereabouts by the Board of Works. Now, at all events, they are proved to be entirely a myth - as no such obstruction is or ever was there. Bayfield's Chart, which is that made by order of the British Government for the Admiralty, is generally very accurate. In this instance, however, it is in error. [Hastings Chronicle]

p.3 Imports - 24.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Dec. 25, 1862