The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
St. Catharines Journal (St. Catharines, ON), November 10, 1842

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The Welland vs The Erie Canal - The Regency organs pretend to treat the rivalry of the Welland Canal with contempt. But this is neither honest or wise. Not honest because they know very well that the success of the that canal is annually increasing; and not wise, because, when a disagreeable fact stares us in the face, it is but right to take precautionary steps to avert the mischief which is threatened. We set it down to as a conceded fact - a fact established by figures - that the business of that canal is increasing. The tolls during the month of August, 1842 exceed those of the same month in 1841 to the amount of about $9,000. Yet, not withstanding this increase, only a comparatively small portion of the produce of the west passes through that channel. The Cleveland Herald says, that produce of the value of $389,933 was shipped from that port during the month of September; and of that amount, only $137,196.32 went through the Welland Canal. So that there is yet, as they say in the west, "a smart chance" to have the Canada trade increased, unless some efficient means are promptly taken to counteract the effect which the improvements now progressing in Canada will have upon that trade. - Rochester Democrat

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Peter Warwick
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St. Catharines Journal (St. Catharines, ON), November 10, 1842