The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Colonist (Toronto, ON), April 17, 1846

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Welland Canal

The St.Catharines Journal of the 2nd instant, states that the canal is now ready for the letting in of the water, which will be done as soon as Lake Erie is clear enough of ice to admit of its navigation. The feeder is full, and the canal can be filled in a very short time.

The business of ship-building appears to be extensively carried on in St.Catharines. The same Journal informs us that Shickluna's ship-yard presents a pleasing aspect of active and successful industry. Eighty men are employed. There are five vessels on the stocks: one brig - painted, masts up, and otherwise finished - 110 feet keel, 26 feet beam, and 11 feet hold; four barges, of 94 feet keel, 19 1/4 feet beam, and 8 feet hold. Two of these and the brig were to be launched on Monday the 13th, between one and two o'clock. As a tribute of respect, Mr. Brown, of Hamilton, and Mr. A.K. Boomer, have presented him with a bell, weighing 125 lbs, for the use of the ship-yard.

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Peter Warwick
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British Colonist (Toronto, ON), April 17, 1846