The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), March 27, 1871

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p.2 The Huron and Ontario ship canal project is again brought before the public through the efforts of an American deputation at Ottawa whose object is to secure an enormous land grant of ten millions of acres, wherewith to float the scheme amongst capitalists. The government of Ontario, acting on the very general appreciation of this scheme as a visionary concern, and desiring to retain control of the public lands, has declined to propose any such grant to the Legislative Assembly; and the projectors have to betake themselves to the Dominion government and the House of Commons to seek assistance in that quarter. The effect of this renewed application has been to open up afresh the whole question of canal extension and improvement in Canada. Members are asking themselves whether Canada should undertake public works far above the requirements of this country for the purpose of assisting the development and prosperity of the Western States. The incidental benefit that Canada would derive further than the first expenditure of money for construction, it is felt, would be very slight and altogether secondary to the benefit which the Western States would derive from any improvement and cheapening in the cost of transport of their produce to the seaboard. Entertaining these ideas the project of joint ownership and neutralization has evolved itself and probably until this is settled the fate of the Huron canal scheme will go undecided. Irrespective of the project for a neutralization of the Canadian canals, the Canal Commission, it is understood, has pronounced in favour of enlarging the Welland and St. Lawrence canals as being the most feasible step for Canada in the direction of canal improvement.

p.3 Kingston & Gananoque Route - Commencing on Tuesday, 28th inst., the steamer Gazelle, D. Pyke, Master, will leave Kingston for Gananoque, touching at the intermediate ports on Howe Island and the Main Shore, every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday at 5:30 a.m. and 8 p.m. For freight or passage apply on board or to G.M. Kinghorn, Ferry Wharf, foot of Brock Street. March 27th

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), March 27, 1871