The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
St. Catharines Constitutional (St. Catharines, ON), June 20, 1855

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The Canal - The number of vessels that have passed up and down the canal since the resumption of navigation falls somewhat behind corresponding periods of former years; yet we believe the numerical deficiency is more than made up for in the aggregate tonnage and tolls received. In May, 1854, some 544 vessels were entered while for the same month this year 510 in the total record, of a compartive decrease of 34. On Monday a fine fleet of 51 steamers, propellers and schooners were locked through - the largest number, we are told, ever registered in one day since the first opening in 1829. The gas-lamps along the line between Port Dalhousie and Thorold will soon be ready, when they will be regularly lighted and prove of great benefit.

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Peter Warwick
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St. Catharines Constitutional (St. Catharines, ON), June 20, 1855