Capt. Canfield, of the U. S. Topographical Engineers, and Judge W. A. Burt, are now engaged in the location and survey of the Ship Canal around the Ste. Marie Falls. This survey is made under the authority given to the governor of this State by the act recently passed by Congress, making an appropriation of 750,000 acres of land for the construction ot the canal. This is all that can be done until the Legislature meets in January next. This important survey could not have been entrusted to more skilful and competent engineers.
This article was originally published with the title "Saut Ship Canal Survey" in Scientific American 8, 8, 59 (November 1852)