Letter to the Honorable the Secretary of State from the Canal Commissioners Respecting the Improvement of the Inland Navigation of the Dominion of Canada

1871 - 329 頁

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第 100 頁 - OF ALL WHICH Our Loving Subjects and all others whom these Presents may concern are hereby required to take notice and to govern themselves accordingly. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent and the Great Seal of Canada to be hereunto affixed. WITNESS: Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Counsellor, VINCENT MASSEY, Member of Our Order of the Companions of Honour, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada.
第 57 頁 - American citizens by the above clause of the present article, shall continue ; and the Government of the United States further engages to urge upon the State Governments to secure to the subjects of Her Britannic Majesty the use of the several State canals on terms of equality with the inhabitants of the United States.
第 100 頁 - Knight Grand Cross of Our Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George, Knight Grand Cross of Our Royal Victorian Order, Member of Our Order of the Companions of Honour, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Our Dominion of Canada.
第 9 頁 - Atlantic, form a continuous water way extending from .Fond du Lac, at the head of Lake Superior, to the straits of Belle Isle, a distance of 2,384 miles. Along its course at convenient distances is abundant water power, and in its numerous bays and inlets are safe and commodious harbors. Emptying into the St. Lawrence and contributing to the volume of its waters, as well as to the importance of its trade, are the Ottawa and...
第 99 頁 - Commissioners, the power of summoning before them any witnesses and of requiring them to give evidence on oath, or on solemn affirmation if they are persons entitled to affirm in civil matters, and orally or in writing, and to produce such documents and things as...
第 57 頁 - It is agreed, that the citizens and inhabitants of the United States shall have the right to navigate the River St. Lawrence and the canals in Canada used as the means of communicating between the Great Lakes and the Atlantic Ocean, with their vessels, boats, and crafts, as fully and freely as the subjects of Her Britannic Majesty, subject only to the same tolls and other assessments as now are or may hereafter be exacted of Her Majesty's said...
第 167 頁 - The communications with the Northwestern Territory and the improvements required for the development of the trade of the Great West with the Seaboard, are regarded by this Conference as subjects of the highest importance to the Federated Provinces, and shall be prosecuted at the earliest possible period that the state of the finances will permit.
第 61 頁 - ... would ena-ble vessels of the usual build, carrying 1,000 tons, to pass, and if their breadth of beam and sectional areas were increased the canals might be navigable for vessels of 1,500 tons. In giving their reasons for fixing the greatest depth of water on this route at 12 feet, the commission say : While some of the writers who ought to be best informed on the subject recommend a draft of 14 feet and others as much as 16 feet, regard must nevertheless be had to the capabilities of the harbors...
第 10 頁 - ... Plat, the Galops, and the Welland, and have a total length of 71 miles, with a total lockage of 553 feet, through 54 locks. Lachine Canal. Above the city of Montreal, now the head of the Ocean navigation of the St. Lawrence, are the rapids of St. Louis, perhaps better known as the Lachine Rapids ; and in order to surmount this natural obstacle the present Lachine Canal was suggested soon after the conquest of Canada, and in fact its necessity was earnestly urged before the passage of the Constitutional...
第 61 頁 - ... the engineering characteristics of our canals, as well as the prudent suggestions of moderate and experienced men who have limited their views to 12 feet. It would be extremely unwise to embark in magnificent schemes, exceeding the resources of a young country, with the view of introducing ocean vessels into our canals and lakes.