The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
St. Catharines Evening Journal (St. Catharines, ON), November 11, 1872

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Commenced Work - The contractors for deepening the Feeder commenced work on Friday last, and propose, we believe, to continue digging out the mud as long as the water will permit. There will be four dredges at work in a day or two, and by spring six with the same number of derricks. It is not supposed, even with this force, that they will be able to complete the contract in the time specified, viz: 15th of August, 1873, but the fact of the work having been commenced goes to show that the ministry of Sir John A. McDonald are determined on pushing the enlargement of the Welland Canal as fast as it is possible to do so, and that if it is possible, the enlarged canal will be ready for use in the time estimated viz: 1876.

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Peter Warwick
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St. Catharines Evening Journal (St. Catharines, ON), November 11, 1872