The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Oct. 11, 1843

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p.3 New Channel in the Cedar Rapids - We are happy to intimate that a new channel has been discovered in the Cedar Rapids, by Capt. Hilliard, the experienced commander of the steamer Pioneer. The newly discovered channel is upwards of 14 feet deep, and perfectly safe - thus enabling boats of a large draught of water to pass, when before no vessels drawing more than four feet could go down the old channel. We have understood that it is to be called Hilliard's Channel.

Squall - On Sunday evening last, between 8 and 9 o'clock, a squall of wind and rain came on from the south west, which we fear has done considerable damage on the Lake. The Steamer Union had a portion of her main and maintop-masts carried away, and the Schooner Clyde laden with flour, lost her fore-top-mast in the squall.


SEALED TENDERS will be received, addressed to the Board of Works, Kingston, until Friday the 10th November next, for the Works of the several Canals to be made between the Long Sault and Prescott, to wit, at Farren's Point, Rapide Plat, Iroquois and Les Galops. Plans of the above Works will be exhibited at the Office of the Board of Works, and at the Engineer's Office, Williamsburgh, where Forms of Tender, Specifications, Instructions and other information required, may be had, after the 20th instant.

The Tenders to be accompanied by the names of two responsible persons, residing in the Province, who are willing to become security for the performance of the work.

THOS. A. BEGLY, Secretary.

Kingston, Oct. 9, 1843.

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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Oct. 11, 1843