The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Dec. 27, 1827


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Welland Canal - A slide has happened to the banks of the Welland Canal, which excites considerable apprehension as to the stability of the foundation: Two breaks have occurred near each other, but on opposite banks. This accident has taken place on the upper part of the deep cutting, and is supposed to be owing to the beds of quick sand through which the canal passes. It is feared that this will retard the work so as to prevent its being fitted for navigation this fall. With present prospects, should no further accidents occur, it is expected that a channel will be opened for vessels to pass from one lake to the other, by the 1st of May, next year.

In anticipation of this event, a plan is already on foot for forming an association, to be called the "Erie and Ontario Transportation company, " with a capital of £25,000, or $100,000 for transporting produce and merchandize from the ports on the upper lakes, through the canal, to Prescott and Montreal, and Oswego and New York. This is taking the forelock, and shows that our Canadian neighbors are not insensible to the advantages of Canal transportation. The effects of this new channel of trade, remain to be tested.


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Newspaper
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Date of Original:
Dec. 27, 1827
Local identifier:
GLN.793
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
Richard Palmer
Copyright Statement:
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
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Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Dec. 27, 1827