A plan of the Erie and Ontario Junction, or Welland Canal
George Keefer, 1773-1858.
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Historic map showing the Niagara Peninsula with north oriented to the top at Lake Ontario, Lake Erie is shown at south and the United States is shown at east. Further title text reads as follows: “for the purpose of uniting the great Lakes in Canada by a navigable communication round the Falls of Niagara, with a Map of the adjacent territory. Compiled from actual survey by Mr. George Keefer, Junior.” Township boundaries are shown with each town labelled. Proposed routes for the First Welland Canal are shown creating a route connecting Lake Ontario at Niagara to Lake Erie at Fort Erie. Also shown are feeder canals, rivers, creeks, and forts. Relief is shown pictorially.This map is from a book or publication. Next to the map is text in the form of a letter addressed to Mr. Josiah Brown, written by Wm. L. Mackenzie on February 23, 1826, titled: “Circular”. The letter is requesting that the recipient purchase advertising space in a newspaper; “The Advocate”.NMC-3005.Stamp on verso of Map Library's copy: "National Map Collection, Public Archives of Canada, Sep 23 1971" Handwritten on verso: H3/407-1826.Described in: Mapping Upper Canada, 1780-1867 / Joan Winearls. 1991. Reference no.: 732 (2)