The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
St. Catharines Journal (St. Catharines, ON), October 26, 1843

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Important Discovery Of A New And Safe Channel In The Cedar Rapids - The Toronto steamer Adventure, Capt. Taylor, arrived in port, on Sunday last, after a passage of 3 1/2 days from Toronto, having a full cargo of flour, butter, &c.. She came through the "Marshall Channel", at the Cedar Rapids - this is a new channel lately discovered by Capt. Marshall, of that swift and commodious steamer, the "Charlotte", and owned by Messrs. Macpherson, Crane & Co. - and found not less than ten feet of water in any part of it; thus proving that craft drawing 5 1/2 feet water can, at any period of the season, descend the St. Lawrence, from Prescott to Montreal, with the utmost safety. The shoals in the old channel have always been a great and dangerous impediment to the navigation, more particularly in the fall, when the waters are low, and when vessels drawing from 3 1/4 to 3 1/2 feet, no unfrequently strike. This being the case, we trust, by the discovery of the "Marshall Channel", to see many vessels similar to the Adventure navigating our waters in the coming season. We understand that the owners of the Adventure intend carrying out their views on an enlarged scale. - Mont. Her.

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Peter Warwick
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St. Catharines Journal (St. Catharines, ON), October 26, 1843