The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Argus (Kingston, ON), Sept. 24, 1850

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p.2 Closing of American Ports - a letter and editorial - vessels of British bottoms are being forbidden from discharging cargoes at any American Lake Ports not Ports of Entry, so petition asks to have Welland Canal closed to American shipping. (full column)

p.3 Welland Canal - In the 7 days ending on Tuesday, 166 vessels passed through this canal.

Among the vessels in and around Shickeluna's Dock we noticed the other day the hull of the steamer Commerce - some months since run down near the mouth of the Grand River, by the steamer Despatch. It had been lying in Lake Erie, about 3 miles from shore in 49 feet water, and was raised to the surface and brought down the canal by Mr. S. At the time of our seeing it the cargo consisting of potash kettles and iron was being taken out. [St. Catherines Journal]

Sept. 27, 1850


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Rick Neilson
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Argus (Kingston, ON), Sept. 24, 1850