The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), April 4, 1873

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p.2 Marine News

Welland Canal Enlargement - The work of improving this thoroughfare so as to meet the requirements of the larger class of vessels has been began and will be pressed forward to completion without unnecessary delay. The locks, it is said, will be enlarged to the following proportions: Length, 275 feet; breadth, 45 feet; depth, 12 feet. The length and breadth are sufficiently ample, but the depth will be found entirely inadequate to the wants of the shipping.

New Propeller - Capt. Pollock, late commander of the steamer Cumberland, is having completed at St. Catharines a propeller, which will be in readiness for business on the opening of navigation. She is of some 400 tons measurement, well made, and was gotten up by Mr. Simson (sic - Simpson ?), a well-known shipbuilder at that place.

Meeting Of Seamen - A meeting of sailors is called for Saturday (tomorrow) evening in St. Patrick's Hall to disciss the rate of wages which they consider equitable during the ensuing season of navigation.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), April 4, 1873