The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Colonial Advocate (Toronto, ON), July 21, 1831

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Desjardins' Canal

While ruminating on the importance of the Burlington Bay Harbor, and contemplating the future uesefulness of the undertaking, it would be narrow selfishness in us to pass over other similar improvements in this district, which we hope will shortly be in successful operation. Our object in making this remark is to draw attention of the country to the importance of the Desjardins' Canal. Although the completion of this public work would have a tendency to divert a part of the business of this town to Dundas, yet as we have said before, it would be kind of selfish patriotism that would oppose a work of such acknowledge utility to an enterprising and wealth-growing population as are now more immediately interested in its speedy accomplishment, and which will form a link in the great chain of improvements that will eventually connect Burlington Bay with the waters that discharge themselves into the upper lakes. - Hamilton Free Press

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Peter Warwick
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Colonial Advocate (Toronto, ON), July 21, 1831