The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
St. Catharines Journal (St. Catharines, ON), March 4, 1847

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Level Of Lake Ontario - At the end of 1845 the level of Lake Ontario was two feet below that of the June preceeding. It fell six inches more to the 1st of February. It then slowly rose to June when it was sixteen inches higher than in the February before, and so continued into July. The waters then slowly fell to the end of the year - not uniformily, but to nearly the same depth as on Jan. 1, 1846.

The waters are lower, quite to Lake Superior, then a few years ago, by some feet. The reason is to be found in the discharge of less water, by the rivers, into these great lakes. - Rochester American

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St. Catharines Journal (St. Catharines, ON), March 4, 1847