The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Feb. 17, 1841

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p.2 McLeod Case

p.3 Wolfe Island Canal - As Kingston is now decided upon for the future seat of Government, our intercourse with the United States will be greatly increased - and we will consequently require corresponding facility for travel. It will be seen by the following article from the Watertown Jeffersonian, that our neighbours in Jefferson County are wide awake to the benefits to be derived by them, by diverting the travelling community in that direction. And should the contemplated railroad from Cape Vincent to Rome be undertaken, a cut through Wolfe Island would be actually necessary, to complete the route. The construction of this Canal was in

agitation some 3 or 4 years ago, and a small steam ferry boat was built, for the purpose of plying between Kingston and Cape Vincent, on the completion of the Canal; but from various causes it was not commenced, - the boat has been sold to the Ottawa Company, and here the matter rests....

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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Feb. 17, 1841