The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Kingston Chronicle (Kingston, ON), May 27, 1825

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p.3 meeting of the Stockholders of Welland Canal Co. - planned to increase dimensions of the canals, etc., resolutions, subscription books opened.

Casualty - a small skiff containing 5 persons upsets off Point Henry and 3 drown. [Herald]

Grimm's Ghost, Jr. - a letter about a trip to Sackets Harbour - "...proceed to Worden's Wharf where you will find the Sackets Harbour Packet waiting for passengers. On walking down the wharf, however, let me beseech you to be on your guard against the numerous trapholes that adorn its surface, and if, after all your caution, you escape slipping through some one of the orifices of this well constructed fabric, you may count yourself fortunate. When you have succeeded in getting on board, should the wind be favourable, a few hours will waft you across to the Harbour. But, on the other hand, should the breeze fail, you may, possibly, be two days in getting over. In that case however, Captain Jim and his mate Caleb will make you as comfortable as circumstances will permit. The latter will sing you Yankee Doodle, and with that, combined with the fine scenery of this portion of Lake Ontario, you cannot but be amused.

Sackets Harbour is what you might call a sea port town in miniature. Its population is somewhere about 1000, and instead of increasing, the village appears rather on the decline. The situation is beautiful, and few places possess greater advantages as a harbour. The old vessels of war in the port, which were in a state of decay, have lately been sold by the government for $8000, and the people there guess that the purchaser will have a pretty hard feed of it before he can get his money out of them..."

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Kingston Chronicle (Kingston, ON), May 27, 1825