The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
St. Catharines Journal (St. Catharines, ON), June 22, 1843

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Accident To The Canal - We regret to state, that the navigation of the Welland Canal has been obstructed, for several days past, in consequence of the destruction of a full set of gates, in the lock just below St. Catharines, by accident. It appears that a schooner was passing up, on Sunday morning last, which coming into the lock under considerable head way, without being properly checke4, struck against the head gates with such force as to press one of them open, when the water rushed through with such tremendous power as to carry away successively, every gate in the lock. The damage was repaired, as speedily as possible, at the expense of the master or owners of the vessel, and the navigation is now resumed as a result.

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Peter Warwick
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St. Catharines Journal (St. Catharines, ON), June 22, 1843