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Historic EVENTS in and around Welland

CANAL AND HARBOR

Port Colborne News

[Welland Tribune, 2 April 1874]

The canal and harbor are open at this point, but a large quantity of loose ice fills the lake outside the harbor, which was entirely clear before the wind blew the floating ice down to this end, and a few hours’ wind from a contrary direction would open up the port again.

The tug men and others who “go down to the sea in ships” are briskly preparing for the summer campaign. Carter’ tug, the Hector, which was wrecked off Sugar Loaf last fall, has been hauled out and brought down to the village where she is being repaired.

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