The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Welland Canal (Schooner), 24 Apr 1828

Full Text

Launch - today, Thursday, April 24 - 2 p. m. into the Welland Canal - schooner built in St. Catherines, 100 tons - being first vessel ever foated on the waters of the Welland Canal. Erected by Mr. Armington, Master builder under the superintendence of Captain Northup. Owners are : Messrs. Monson, Merritt, Choce. 1st trip to be to Prescott laden with produce. Capt Northup, master, to clear this port in 8 to 10
      St. Catharines Journal
      April 23, 1828

      . . . . .

Departure of the first vessel on the Welland Canal last Saturday, the ship WELLAND CANAL lying on the canal opposite Monson's storehouse at the front of the village -- a reception was held on board as the WELLAND CANAL was enroute to the lake, 5 miles of artificial steamboat navigation. The ship carried 650 barrels on deck to make a total of 1,000 barrels. It took 6½ minutes to draw off the water of the second lock.
      St. Catharines Journal
      May 14, 1828

Media Type:
Item Type:
launch, St. Catharines
Date of Original:
Local identifier:
Language of Item:
William R. McNeil
Copyright Statement:
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Maritime History of the Great Lakes
WWW address
Powered by / Alimenté par VITA Toolkit

My favourites lets you save items you like, tag them and group them into collections for your own personal use. Viewing "My favourites" will open in a new tab. Login here or start a My favourites account.

Welland Canal (Schooner), 24 Apr 1828