The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
St. Catharines Journal (St. Catharines, ON), July 6, 1843


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Opening Of St. Anne's Lock - This beautiful piece of mechanical art, after exactly three years of labor, has been finished, and was opened on Thursday morning. No person who is not acquainted with its situation, can form an estimate of the difficulties which have retarded, and in any other hands than Messrs. Crawford & Wilkinson's, would have altogether prevented its construction. The St. Anne's lock is situated at the extreme upper end of the island of Montreal, upon the Ottawa, and by a large and beautiful wing-dam, is placed in the midst of the rapids, celebrated in the Canadian Boat Song. The lock, which is built of brown stone, is about two hundred feet long and forty-five wide, and capable of containing from four to six barges at a time; the wing-dam, which sweeps in a gentle curve upward from the lock, is of wood and stone. - Montreal Gazette, June 22


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Date of Original:
July 6, 1843
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GLN.4278
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
Peter Warwick
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Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
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St. Catharines Journal (St. Catharines, ON), July 6, 1843