The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Argus (Kingston, ON), Nov. 5, 1847

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p.2 The Fastest Yet - The steamer Speed, belonging to Messrs. Macpherson & Crane, started on last Saturday morning, from Bytown, for Grenville, a distance of 64 miles, which port she arrived at in 3 hours and 15 minutes; thus running about 20 miles an hour, and making all the landings.

We are informed, that in the Lachine Canal, there is not a less depth of water than seven feet over the portion of the coffer dam, which remains in, and for the purpose of removing the remaining part of it, a dredge has been ordered down from Williamsburgh, and now only waits an opportunity of being towed by a steamer. As soon as the remainder of the coffer-dam is out, there will be vessels drawing nine feet, all the way down to the Forwarding Stores. There is now a depth of water over ten feet, all down through the Lachine basin, except over the dam. The British Queen, one of the large class of Lake Ontario steamers, came down to the Forwarding Stores on Friday. [Montreal Gazette]

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Argus (Kingston, ON), Nov. 5, 1847