The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
St. Catharines Journal (St. Catharines, ON), May 4, 1843

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Welland Canal - As various unfounded reports regarding the this work are in circulation in different, and some very distant, parts of this country, many of which have found their way into the newspapers, we consider it our duty, in a few words, to set forth the matter in its true light. The enlargement of the Feeder, from Dunnville to the Junction, was so nearly completed, and the other necessary repairs in such a forward state, as to enable the superintendent to commence filling the canal, from the Grand River, on Wednesday morning the 3rd inst.; since which time the water has rapidly flowing in, and it will no doubt be readiness for navigation, by Monday next. The harbors at both terminations of the main canal, (Port Dalhousie, on Lake Ontario, and Port Colborne, on Lake Erie) have been for several days clear of ice, and a number of vessels have already arrived at this place, form below, on their way to the upper lakes. No breach, obstruction, or impediment whatever has occurred to delay the opening of navigation through this channel the present season.

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Peter Warwick
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St. Catharines Journal (St. Catharines, ON), May 4, 1843