Canada and the Canadians

Volume II

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Published: 1849
Language: English
Wordcount: 51,015 / 163 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 55
LoC Categories: F, CT
Downloads: 511
Added to site: 2007.05.01
mnybks.net#: 16742
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: History
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The Canal of Burlington Bay is an arduous and very expensive undertaking. The opening from Lake Ontario was formerly liable to great changes and fluctuations, and the provincial work, originally undertaken to fix the entrance more permanently, was soon found inadequate to the rapid commercial undertakings of the country. Accordingly, a very large sum was granted by the Parliament for rendering it stable and increasing the width, which is now 180 feet, between substantial parallel piers.

There is a lighthouse at each end on the left side going in, but the work still requires a good deal of dredging, and the steamboat, although passing slowly and steadily, made a very great surge. In fact, it requires good steerage-way and a careful hand at the helm in rough weather.

The contractors made a railroad for five miles to the mountain, to fetch the stone for filling-in the piers.

The voyage across Burlington Bay is very pleasant and picturesque

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