Leadership

The Huron Canal.

Issue 3 and Volume 1895 16.

The Huron Canal. A despatch from Ottawa says: “It is rumored that when the Canadian Parliament meeis in February the speech from the throne will contain a proposition for the construction of the Huron and Ottawa Canal by the Government of Canada, or by a private corporation with a liberal Government subsidy. This means the construction of a deep-water canal from or near Parry Sound or Georgiana Bay, to the Ottawa River, near Renfrew, a distance of about one hundred and twenty miles. A vessel can then pass from the Sault Ste. Marie or the Straits of Mackinaw direct to Montreal in less time than it now requires to reach Buffalo or the entrance of the Welland Canal on Lake Erie. From Sault Ste. Marie to Montreal via Perry Sound is 500 miles, while from Sault Ste. Marie to Buffalo is 580 miles. From Sault Ste. Marie to Montreal via.…

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