The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 May 1856

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p.2 Opening of the Rideau Canal - This Canal is now open. A steamer passed through yesterday, and the Beaver makes her first trip to Bytown tomorrow.

Imports - April 29th - Str. Napier, Cape Vincent, (gen. cargo)

April 30th - Str. Niagara, Ogdensburgh, (gen. cargo)

Str. Ottawa, (gen. cargo)

Montreal, April 28th - Navigation Open - (part) We learn from good authority that certain important repairs and improvements have been effected, and others are in progress, on the Lachine, Beauharnois and Cornwall Canals; all of which are, however, so far advanced, as to leave no doubt of the navigation being fully open by noon of Thursday, the first day of May next; and that the ice at the head of the Beauharnois Canal has been so much broken up by easterly winds, as to give good reason to believe vessels can pass freely at the above date. The Junction between the Galops, and Point Iroquois sections of Canal being now completed, and the whole range of the works connected with the St. Lawrence Canals having been placed in an efficient state of repair, those engaged in the trade may look forward to an uninterrupted business season.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 May 1856