The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Gazette (Detroit, MI), 4 Dec. 1827, page 2

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Welland Canal.--This work promises to be of great benefit to Canada, and will probably answer the most ardent hopes of its projectors. Its effects are already felt in the village through which it is to pass. The navigation to St. Catharines is now perfect, leading from the harbour at the junction of the canal with lake Ontario, to the village, through three locks. The lake vessels drawing not more than 8 feet of water, navigate it without difficulty, and when the work is completed will ascend to lake, to compete with the superior enterprise of our navigators, and to share in our more active commerce. The little village of St. Catharines has received an impulse from this great improvement, and from its location will enjoy many advantages. The excavation at the Deep Cut has been suspended, in consequence of the late rains; operations will be commenced again in april next.--Buff. Jour.

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Dave Swayze
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Detroit Gazette (Detroit, MI), 4 Dec. 1827, page 2