p.2 It is intended to let the water into the Lachine Canal tomorrow. A great quantity of goods are now lying in store for shipment to Upper Canada as soon as the canal is opened. [Montreal Herald]
The great desideratum long wanted in the trade of this port has been a suitable class of vessels for the navigation of the Lakes. Various experiments have at different times been made in order to produce a vessel capable of stowing a large cargo, sailing well on a wind, and only requiring a light draught of water. - These three objects have at length been attained. - The schooner Montreal of this port arrived here last week with 1030 barrels of flour, (all under hatches); only drew seven feet four inches water, and out-sailed every thing which came in her way during her passage. To merchants in those seasons of the year when carrying a deck load is attended with danger, such a vessel must be invaluable; and at all times property is much better by being secured beneath the deck, for the sun generally is as great an enemy as water, for the truth of our assertion we would appeal to the owners of Pork, Flour, and Tobacco. [Prescott Herald]
- canoes of the Hudson's Bay Co. left Lachine yesterday, for the interior. [Montreal Gazette, May 2nd]
Great Dinner at River Trent - We learn that some gentlemen of the River Trent and vicinity intend giving a public dinner to those Members of the Legislative Council and House of Assembly from the Newcastle, Midland and Prince Edward Districts, who, during the last Session of the Provincial Parliament, supported the great question of improving the navigation of that river, etc. The Dinner is to take place on the 11th inst., at the house of Mr. David Leahy, at the mouth of the Trent, and a large company of public and private guests are expected to be present on the occasion.
- another letter to editor about Baird's proposals for canal and the differences in levels between Rice and Simcoe Lakes.