The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Upper Canada Herald (Kingston, ON), 18 Jul 1826

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St. Catherines, July 5th, 1826 - On Saturday last, the opening of the canal across the beach, from Lake Ontario to Burlington Bay, which is now nearly completed, was celebrated in appropriate style. We learn that the Lieut. Governor Sir P. Maitland and staff, together with numerous other gentlemen of distinction, the band of the 70th Reg't, and a large concourse of citizens, attended to witness the interesting scene. His Excellency passed through in an open boat, and landed at Sherman's wharf, where he was received by a guard of honour under Col. Crooks; from whence he proceeded to review two regiments of Gore militia, assembled on the occasion, at the town of Hamilton. He then partook of a splendid dinner at Burlington Heights, in company with a number of respectable gentlemen from different parts of the country. The enlivening influence of the music and wine, and the cheering prospect of invaluable benefits to the adjoining district of country, from the free passage of vessels from the lake into one of the most spacious, safe and commodious harbours in America, through this canal, served to create and keep alive a social feeling among the party; and the time passed away with the utmost hilarity and joy. [Farmer's Journal]

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Upper Canada Herald (Kingston, ON), 18 Jul 1826