The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 Apr 1894

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p.1 General Paragraphs - Capt. Grant, Cape Vincent, purchased the scow Alice C. from Capt. Carnegie today for $700.

A large raft will leave Garden Island next week for Quebec.


Capt. T. Donnelly is on an inspecting trip at North Bay.

Fred Saunders left for Oswego yesterday. He goes on the schr. Houghton.

The schr. M.T. Cummings has been sold to Buffalo parties. Consideration $4,500.

The str. Cuba will have twenty-five more berths this season. The proprietors of the craft are anticipating a good season's business.

The reason J. Donnelly could not engage any sailors for Ogdensburg, in the city, was because there are only a few sailors here, and all are engaged for the season. There are many idle men here, who would make good barge hands, but would not be of much use on schooners.

Arranged Rates - On Monday afternoon a meeting of representatives of railroad and steamboat companies occurred here, at which was arranged freight rates for summer months from points on the Bay of Quinte R.R. to Montreal. This scale will include all water routes. There were present A.H. Harris, Montreal, district freight agent for the Grand Trunk R.R.; Frank Watson, Montreal, contracting freight agent, G.T.R.; A.W. Hepburn, Picton, owner of the str. Alexandria and purser; Mr. McEwen and Capt. Towers, of the Richelieu & Ontario navigation company; Mr. Collins, Trenton, for the Central Ontario R.R.; Messrs. Brown & Carter, of the Bay of Quinte R.R. and navigation company and Deseronto navigation company; H.H. Gildersleeve, Lake Ontario navigation company, and F. Conway, representing the C.P.R.



[Hamilton Spectator]

After passing the Welland, vessels enter Lake Ontario, and have deep water until they reach Cardinal, a little below Prescott, on the St. Lawrence. Here they enter the Gallops canal, 7 5/8 miles in length. There are three locks, 200 x 45 feet, with nine feet of water. The total lockage is 15 1/2 feet. Works of improvement are now in progress calculated to permit the passage of the largest vessels that can pass the Welland. Below the Galops canal are 4 1/2 miles of river navigation, when the Rapide Plat canal is reached at Morrisburg. It is four miles long, has two locks, 200 x 45 feet, with 11 1/2 feet rise, and has nine feet of water. There are then 10 1/2 miles of open river, followed by the Farran's Point canal, three-quarters of a mile long, with one lock, 200 x 45 feet, a rise of four feet, and nine feet depth of water. Surveys for the enlargement of this canal have been made, but no work has been done upon it. Below Farran's Point there are five miles of river navigation, when the Cornwall canal is reached, extending from Dickenson's Landing to Cornwall, a distance of 11 1/2 miles. There are six locks. Three of them have been enlarged to 270 by 45 feet, with fourteen feet of water. The others have not yet been enlarged. There are then 32 3/4 miles of open navigation through Lake St. Francis, when follows the Beauharnois canal, 11 1/4 miles long. It has nine locks, 200 x 45 feet, with 9 feet of water, and a total rise of 82 1/2 feet. Instead of enlarging this canal the government is constructing the Soulanges canal on the north side of the St. Lawrence, on which locks will be 270 x 45 feet, with fourteen feet of water. Then comes Lake St. Louis, 15 1/2 miles, followed by the lowest link of the canal system proper, which is 8 1/2 miles long, with five locks, 270 x 45 feet, having fourteen feet of water at three, and eighteen feet at the other two. The total rise or lockage is forty-five feet.

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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 Apr 1894