The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Jan. 28, 1843

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p.1 Losses on the Western Lakes - 1/2 column. [Cleveland Herald]

The Storm on the Lakes - the big storm of Nov. 18th, 1842 took 100 lives - if lake vessels had barometers like those on ocean, most of these lives would have been spared. [Hudson Observer]

Early Recollection of the West - development of salt trade after 1794 between Oswego and Pittsburgh by General James O'Hara; required vessel to be built on Lakes Ontario and Erie.

p.3 The St. Lawrence Canal - The Cleveland Herald contains the following just remarks in allusion to the St. Lawrence Canal.

"The canal at the Long Sault on the St. Lawrence River is an important as well as substantial work. The locks are 40 feet wide, 220 feet long, and sufficiently deep for sea vessels. The remainder of the work necessary to complete the free communication with Lake Ontario, consisting of locks at Les Cedres and Coteau du Rapids, and a canal 230 feet wide at the top, and 80 feet at the bottom, with 10 feet water, will be put under contract soon, to be completed in two years, by which time it is also to be expected that the Welland Canal enlargement will be finished. It is therefore to be anticipated, that in the fall of 1844, or at most, in the spring of 1845, vessels clearing at Liverpool, Bristol and London, can discharge their cargoes at the wharves of Cleveland and other Lake ports, and that the wheat, flour, pork, etc., of the West can be shipped direct from the Lakes to Europe."

Enlargement of Erie Canal - distance to Buffalo by the Oswego, Lake Ontario and Welland Canal route as compared with length of Erie Canal route. [Journal of Commerce]

Ericson's Steam Propellers [Buffalo Comm Advert]

letter to Editor about Meeting held at Merrickville concerning new Tariffs on Rideau Canal; expected to be ruinous to trade.

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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Jan. 28, 1843