The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
St. Catharines Journal (St. Catharines, ON), June 25, 1840

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The steamer Ontario - Our contemporary, the Chronicle and Gazette, has been premature in announcing the partial success of the Long Sault. No trail has yet been made of any portion of it. Some day during the prest week, the Ontario proceeded to the head of the great rapid, and measured the current. It was found to be running at the rate of 13 ½ miles per hour - near four miles swifter than during the fall of last year, when the same current was accurately examined. This increased velocity is owing to the extraordinary elevation of the St.Lawrence - two feet higher than then. Under these circumstances, it was deemed prudent to postpone the trial, until the waters have subsided a little. The Hon. John Hamilton, who is now in Kingston, says that the Ontario can ascend with ease, currents running eleven miles, and is quite confident of success in undertaking that of the Long Sault, if tried at the proper time. The Ontario will run between Kingston and the head of the Sault, in conjunction with the Brockville. - Kings. Whig

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Peter Warwick
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St. Catharines Journal (St. Catharines, ON), June 25, 1840