The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
St. Catharines Journal (St. Catharines, ON), September 16, 1841

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Welland Canal - Lord Alguson Percy, created Baron Prudhoe, by which title he sits in the House of Lords, as a peer of the realm, only brother and heir presumptive of the Duke of Northumberland, accompanied by Sir Henry Hart, an English Baronet, and Mr. Justice Hagerman, have, for some days past, been engaged in inspecting the great public work of the district, from its point of commencement at Gravelly Bay, to the village of St.Catharines, traversing the highly cultivated and picturesque region of Pelham and the Short Hills, with manifest delight and gratification. His lordship, who may be esteemed a competent judge, having long served, and being now, a past captain in the navy, and moreover a distinguished member of many scientific societies and associations of Europe, has, in his progress, particularly noticed the present condition and capabilities of further improvement and enlargement, of this main high way of communication between Lakes Erie and Ontario; and being favorably impressed, from personal inspection, with the importance and value of the undertaking, will, no doubt, in himself, prove a valuable adjunct to the many real inducemtns arising from the manifestly usefuly and productive nature of the enterprise, and the security of the investment, which must inspire confidence in the minds of capitalists concerning the real nature of our public work and undertakings of magnitude and cause the flow of temprarily needed capital to this young, but highly enteresting and improving colony. - Niagara Chronicle

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Peter Warwick
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St. Catharines Journal (St. Catharines, ON), September 16, 1841