The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
St. Catharines Journal (St. Catharines, ON), July 14, 1842

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In answer to the inquiries of the Oswego Paladium, relative to the "new stone locks" on the Welland canal, the "Junction", and the "ship lock", we have to state, that the new stone locks, 122 feet long by 16 wide, are to be constructed throughout the entire length of the Welland canal, from Port Dalhousie, on lake Ontario, to Port Colborne, on lake Erie; six are to be put under immediate contract, the tenders for which are now before the Board of Public Works, two more are to be proceeded with as soon as the necessary surveys can be made, and to which others will continue to be added, until the whole are completed.

The "Junction" is where the Feeder, from the Grand river, 21 miles long, intersects the Welland canal, on the summit level, between the two lakes; it is here the "guard lock" is to be built, to regulate the levels both ways.

Five miles below Dunnville (where the feeder leaves the Grand River) at Broad creek, is to be a lateral or branch cut, connecting the feeder with the Grand River, which it enters a short distance from the mouth, and which has been named Port Maitland. About midway, on the branch cut, is to be built the "ship lock", 185 by 45 feet, which is more immediately for Government purposes, and where it is contemplated, we believe, to construct a Dry Dock.

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Peter Warwick
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St. Catharines Journal (St. Catharines, ON), July 14, 1842