p.3 The following is a short account of the public improvements, which His Excellency the Governor General has decided shall go into operation immediately; as well as of those which probably will be proceeded with, in the course of the ensuing summer.
The work on the feeder, tow path, etc., now in progress on the Welland Canal, will be satisfactorily completed previous to the opening of the canal.
The Lachine Canal - All fixed bridges, with the exception of the stone one at the Montreal end, to be replaced by swing bridges; six inches of water to be added to the depth along the whole line, by raising the present levels; the upper entrance to have an increased depth - all to be completed previous to the opening of the navigation.
St. Ann's Lock and Dam - A contract entered into to be completed 1st October next; in the meantime the contractors will be obliged to tow up all boats past the locks, at such rates ad the Board of Works shall decide upon, which will be just sufficient to cover the cost.
St. Lawrence Canal - The Cornwall part to be finished this season; contracts entered into with Messrs. Crawford, Harvey, and Wilkinson, and the work now in progress. Continuation below Coteau du Lac - the survey will be commenced as soon as the weather permits, and the work likely put in progress this season.
The examination of the Harbours and Light Houses on Lake Erie and Ontario, commenced last fall, will be continued as soon as the weather will permit; and Burlington Bay Canal will probably be commenced and completed previous to next winter. [Montreal Gazette]