THE WELLAND CANAL.
[St. Catherines Journal]
In answer to the enquiries of the Oswego Palladium, relative to the "new stone locks" on the Welland Canal, the "Junction," and the "ship lock," we have to state, that new stone locks, 122 feet long by 26 wide, are to be constructed throughout the entire length of the Welland Canal, from Port Dalhousie, on Lake Ontario, to Port Colborne, on Lake Erie; six are to be put under immediate contract, the tenders for which are now before the Board of Public Works; ten more are to be proceeded with as soon as the necessary surveys can be made, and to which the others will continue to be added, until the whole are completed.
The "Junction" is where the Feeder, from the Grand River, 21 miles long, intersects the Welland Canal, on the summit level, between the two lakes; it is here the "guard lock" is to be built, to regulate the levels both ways.
Five miles below Dunnville, (where the feeder leaves the Grand River,) at Broad creek, is to be a lateral or branch cut, connecting the feeder with the Grand River, which it enters a short distance from the mouth, and which has been named Port Maitland. About midway, on this branch cut, is to be built the "ship lock," 185 by 45 feet, which is more immediately for Government purposes, and where it is contemplated, we believe, to construct a dry dock.
In reference to the late unfortunate accident of the Shamrock steamer, the Montreal Herald proposes that an Engineer of experience should be appointed by Government, whose duty should be to see that the Machinery of each boat plying on our waters was good and sufficient, to examine with the qualifications of the Engineers, the proper complement of men, etc., etc. That this officer should be obliged to inspect and report at stated intervals, and that his salary should be paid from the proprietors of the boats, etc. A measure of this kind would have a salutary tendency, and we hope some member will introduce a Bill into Parliament on the subject, in the course of the approaching Session.
We have to chronicle the arrival in our harbour of a schooner from the upper lakes, the Prince of Wales, a vessel built by the Niagara Dock Company, for A. Bunnell Esq. She made her passage from Brantford, we believe, without breaking bulk, and will return to the same port, passing through the Rideau and Ottawa Canals. This is the first feat of the kind. She leaves the Canal Wharf this afternoon at four. [Commercial Messenger]
The St. Lawrence Canal [Commercial Messenger] - south side versus north side; appeal to Governor General, and his reply.
Notice - An Installment of Ten percent on the unpaid Capital Stock of the Kingston Marine Railway Co., as last allotted, is hereby called in and made payable at the office of the company on Monday 22nd August. By order of the Board of Directors. S.D. Fowler, Clerk 16th July.