The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
St. Catharines Journal (St. Catharines, ON), June 30, 1853

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Ste. Marie Ship Canal Commenced - The Sault Ste. Marie Journal of the 17th instant says - "The Sault Ship Canal, which our citizens have read about for twenty years past, has this week been actually commenced. We have seen the ground broken, the spade, pick-axe and wheel-barrow in motion; and never was a work commenced with more energy. Every man seems to feel a sort of personal interest in the work and take hold with a will. The first force of men (with their general agent, Charles T. Harvey, engineer, Capt. Canfield, Messers. Gleem & Nichols) landed her on Monday evening last in five days, several larger shanties have been erected for the accommodation of the men., the preliminary work laid out for buildings, docks, lifting cranes and draining pumps. Nearly a hundred men were at first put on to the various preliminary work - more are arriving by every boat, and we understand, that four or five hundred will be employed as soon as they can be set at work to advantage."

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June 30, 1853
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Peter Warwick
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St. Catharines Journal (St. Catharines, ON), June 30, 1853