The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
St. Catharines Journal (St. Catharines, ON), June 1, 1837


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We understand that a meeting of the stockholders of the Grand River Navigation Company, which was held at Seneca, on the 1st inst., agreeably to the notice which has appeared for some time in the papers, the following gentlemen were chosen as directors of the Company for the ensuing season.

James Winniett,Wm Brooks King
Marcus Blair,John Donaldson, Esqrs.
Leslie Battersby,

After the election there was a meeting of the directors, when James Winniett, Esq., was chosen President. The Board then passed a vote of thanks to W.H. Merritt, Esq., who had retired from the directorship for his past executions in forwarding the interests of the canal.

We understand that this great undertaking is likely to become a very profitable investment to the stockholders. The directors of the Welland Canal have commenced to cut a channel through their dam at Dunnville. which will be shortly finished, whereby a direct and short communication will be afforded for boats on the Grand River to Lake Erie, and a very brisk trade may be expected with Buffalo. It is in contemplation, we bear, as soon as the cut is made at Dunnville, to commence the carrying on of the canal to Brantford. This will, no doubt, greatly increase the trade of that already flourishing town. - Ham. Gaz.


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Date of Original:
June 1, 1837
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GLN.3554
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
Peter Warwick
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Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
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St. Catharines Journal (St. Catharines, ON), June 1, 1837