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O. C. April 22, 1884. Con. O. C. Oct. 26, 1889, sec. 35.

Sec. 12. Government dredges and scows shall be permitted to pass through the canals free of toUs
but that such dredges and scows shall not be so passed as to interfere wnth the passage of other vessekof
any kind whatever. O. C. May 18, 1891.


Sec. 1 3« Vessels receiving or discharging freight at the premises of the Welland Railway, at Ports
Colbome or Dalhousie^ are to be free from harbour dues ; but all other vessels discharging or receiving
cargo at Port Dalhousie, Port Colbome or Port Maitland, shall pay on every ton of freight so received or
discharged, two cents. O. C. April 18, 1873. Con. O. C. Oct. 26, 1889.

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Sec 14* The following way rates are to be levied on vessels and property passing the several
subdivisions of the Canals :—

Wdland Canal.


1. From Port Maitland, Dunnville and Port Golbome to Port Robinson or Allanburg, not

passing the lock, each way J

2. From Chippawa Cut, or any part thereof, to Dimnville, Port Maitland or Port Colbome. §

3w From Dunnville to Port Colbome ^

4. From Thorold to St. Catharines or Port Dalhousie \

5. From Maitland, Dunnville, Colbome or Port Robinson to Marsh ville and intermediate places. g

6. From Marshville or intermediate places to Port Maitland, Dunnville, Port Colbome and

Port Robinson §

7. From Port Robinson to Allanburg or Thorold , g

8. From Port Robinson to St. Catharines or Port Dalhousie J

9. From St. Catharines to Port Dalhousie , \

10. From Dunnville to Maitland i

11. From Port Robinson through the Lock and Chippawa Cut J

12. Form Port Colbome to Port Maitland i

13. From Chippawa Cut through Lock to Port Roliinson J

14. From Colbome, Dunnville, Maitland and Marshville to ThoroW |

16. From Colbome, Dunnville, Maitland and Marshville to St. Cathaiines g

16. Through the Chippawa Cut only |

17. Through the Port Robinson Lock only \

iSi, Latarence Canals.

Sec. 15. The navigation is divided into four sections, viz., Cardinal, Cornwall, Beauhamois or
Soulangee and Lachine. Tolls are to be levied on all ve6.«el8 and property in proportion to the number of
sections parsed through.

Chambli/ Canal.


Sec 16. Vessels and propert)r passing trom Sorel to Chambly, to pay.
Vessels and property passing from Chambly to St. Johns, to pay. .

OUaiva Canals.

Sec. 17* The navigation is divided into three sections, viz., Grenville, Carillon and Ste. Anne's.
Tolls are to be levied on all vesHels and property in proix)rtion to the number of sections passed through.

Rideau Canal.

Sec 18« The navigation < f this canal is divided into three sections, viz., Ottawa, Smith's Falls and
Kingston Mills. Vessels and freight pasning one section are to be charged one-third ; two sections, two-
thirds. O.C. April 18, 1873. Con. O.C. Oct. 26, 1889, sees. 77, 78, 79, 80 and 81.—

Tay Canal to be part of the Rideau Canal and the following rates of tolls to be levied upon the said
Tay Branch of the Rideau Canal system, viz. : —

Perth to Smith's Falls, 1 section, or one third of Rideau Canal rates, each way.

Perth to Kingston, 2 sections, or two-thirds Rideau Canal rates, each way.

Perth to Ottawa Basin, 2 sections, or two-thirds Rideau Canal rates, each way.

Perth to River Ottawa, 3 sections, full Rideau Canal rates, each way. O.C. Sept. 27, 1890.


Sec 19. (a.) Any fraction of a ton freight is to be charged one ton, and portions of sections are to be
charged as a whole section on all the above canals.

(h.) The passing of saw-logs or other lumber through any of the canals, or sections thereof, shall be
at all tunes governed by the regulations for their management O.C. April 18, 1873. Con. O.C. Oct. 26,
1889, sec 82.

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2,000 lbs. avoirdupoiB

Per M. is per thousand feet

Per mille is per thousand pieces

Green fruit, 9 barrels are

Ashes, 3 barrels are

Bark, 4 cords

Beef, 7 barrels

Biscuit and crackers, 9 barrels

Bricks, common, 1,000

Butter, 22 kegs or 7 barrels

Cattle, 3

Cement and water lime, 7 barrels

Fire-bricks, 1,000

Fish, 7 barrels

Flour, 9 barrels

Gypsum and manganese, 6 barrels

Horses, 2

Lard and tallow, 7 barrels or 22 kegs

Liquors and spirits, 215 gallons

Liquids, all others, 215 gallons

Nuts, 9 barrels

Oysters, 6 barrels

Pork, 7 barrels

Refined oil in bulk, 250 gal9.,O.C.,July24, '00.

Salt, 7 barrels

Seeds, 9 barrels



Sheep, 20

Stone, 12 cubic feet

Stone. 1 oord

Whisky. 4 barrels or 215 gallons

Empty barrels, 10.

Barrel hoops, 10 mille. . . .

Board and other sawid lumber, (KM) feet

board measure

Boat knees, 4

Firewood, 1 oord

Hop poles, 60 or cubic feet

Shingles, 12 M. or bundles.

Split posts and fence rails, 1 mille

Staves and headings, mpe, 1 mille

II II W. India, 1 mille.. . .

II 11 barrel, 1 mille. ...

II II salt barrel, 1 mille. . .

Saw-logs^ standard, 1

Square timber, 50 cubic feet

Telegraph poles, 10, or 40 cubic feet . . .

Masts and spars, 40 cubic feet

Railroad ties, 16, or 60 cubic feet

All other wooden ware, or partly manufac-
tured wood, 40 cubic feet as per tariff. . .

Traverses, 40 cubic feet, or 5 pieces

Floats, 50 lineal feet






NoTR. —By the Weights and Measures Act, chapter 104 of the Revised Statutes of Canada, section 14,
all the following named articles are to be estimated by the cental of 100 lbs.

The weight equivalent to a bushel being as follows :— Wheat, 60 lbs. : Indian com, 66 lbs. ; lye, 66
lbs. ; pease, 60 lbs. ; barley, 48 lbs. ; oats. 34 lbs. ; beans, 60 lbs. ; clover seed, 60 lbs. ; timothy seed, 48 lbs. ;
buckwheat, 48 lbs. ; flax seed, 50 lbs.; blue grass seed, 14 lbs. ; hemp seed, 44 lbs. ; malt, S6 lbs. ; castor
beans, 40 lbs. ; potatoes, turnips, carrots, parsnips, beets and onions, 60 lbs. ; bituminous coal, 70 lbs.


Sec. 21* The following tolls shall be levied upon property storoi at the sheds at the Lachine Canal
Basin : —


Wheat and other gp^ain, per week, per bushel 1

Meal II per barrel . 4

Pork, beef, butter and lard u n 5

Muscovado sugar n per hhd., 10 cents ; per brl 5

Liauors / P^^ P*P*^' ^^ cents ; \yei pun 12

^ "I per hhd., 10 cents ; per qr. cask 7

Iron, bars ' u per ton 24

Iron, pig II II , 12

Salt, except at the St. Ga-
briel sheds II per 100 minots 36

Salt at the St. Gabriel
sheds, Montreal, after

the first 48 hours •• per bag... i

Bales, crates, cases, &c. n per ton weight or measurement 24

Coals II per chaldron 12

Sec. 22« (a.) No charge shall be made for property stored in the sheds of the Lachine Canal Basin for
the first forty-eight hours, after which period, except m the case of flour, the foregoing rate of storage for
the use of the sheds are to be raised, levied and collected.

(6.) Articles unenumerated are to be charged according to the above rates as nearly as the same can be

(c. ) All property stored in the sheds remaining after the first forty-eight hours will bs liable to one
week's storage, although it should only have been stored for a portion of the same, and so on for each
succeeding week.

(<£.) The labour of receiving property into the sheds and delivering the same shall be at the expense of
and ba fumishr?d by the owners of the property or thoir agents.

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(e.) All property stored in these sheds shall be at the risk of the proprietor from damage by fire or

(/.) All dues for storage shall be paid before the removal of the property. O. C. August 21, 1846,
October 28, 1846. Con. O. 0. Oct. 26, 1889, sees. 90 and 91.

Flour. ^

Sec. 23* (a.) Flour shall be allowed to remain in the sheds for two whole days free of charge.

(6.) If kept there beyond two days or 48 hours, such flour shall be liable to a charge of one cent per day
per barrel for the first four days after the expiration of the 48 hours of the exemption.

(c. ) Should the flour be kept in the sheds beyond four days at one cent per aay per barrel, it shall be
liable to pay two oenti^ per day per barrel for every day subsequent to the expiration of such four days.

id,) Any part of a day shall be considered as one day. O. C. May 31, 1856. Con. O. C. Oct. 26, 1889,
sec. 92.


Sec. 24* Coal for local consumption in Montreal, landed on canal property between Montreal Har-
bour and Cdte St. Paul, from vessels other than sea-going, and entering the Lachioe Canal from Montreal
Harbour, shall be charged wharfage dues at the rate of five cents a ton.

Coal screening shall be charged 3 cents a ton. Con. O. C. Oct. 26, 1889, sec. 93. O. C. May, 18, 1892.


Sec. 25* The following rates of tolls shall be collected as herein mentioned that is to say : —
(a.) Firewood landed on wharfs or banks of the Lachine Canal, or in boats, barges or other craft
occupying any of the basins between Wellington Street Bridge and Ix>ck No. 3, four cents per cord, and
for every day the wood is allowed to remain in either the canal or basin, or on the wharfs or banks after
the first five days, an additional charge of four cents per cord. O. C. August 7, 1860. Con. O. C. Oct. 26,
1889, sec. 94.

(6.) The clause next preceding shall not only apply to the rates of toll to be collected on firewood on
wharfs at Lachine and the Lacnine Canal ana basin, but are also extended and made applicable to the
banks and grounds at C6te St. Paul and at Lachine. O. C. Jan. 27, 1862. Con. O. C. 1889, sec 94.


Sec. 26* Whereas under existing regulations for the collection of canal tolls, eastern bound vessels
having paid the charges one way in full through the Welland Canal are chargeable one Section Canal Toll
if re-entering the Lachine Canal ;

And whereas vessels loaded with grain destined for the Montreal Harbour frequently unload only part
of their cargoes on board sea-going vessels in the harbour, and re-enter the Lachine Canal for the purpose
of unloading the balance of their cargoes either in elevators or mills located along the canal basins ;

It is ordered that the Lachine Canal basins, within the Montreal city limits, be considered as part of
the Montreal Harbour, in so far only as regards the collection of tolls on the class of vessels above referred
to, which re-enter that portion of the canal for the purpose of unloading the balance of their cargoes, but
that the same shall not apply any further, as in the event of vessels returning to the harbour to take cargo,
in which case the usual toll shall be charged against them on passing out of the canal a second time into the
harbour. O. C. Aug. 8, 1878. Con. O. C. Oct. 26, 1889, sec. 95.


Sec. 27. Whereas vessels laden with grain for delivery in Montreal Harbour frequently carry also
deck loads of phosphates, and being compelled to proceed at once to the harbour for the discharge of the
grain, they pay tolls through to that point, subeeciuently re-entering the Lachine Canal for the storage of
the pnosphates, and in accordance with the existing regulations, paying canal dues a second time for such
re-entry ;

It IS ordered that the Lachine Canal basins, within the Montreal city limits, be considered as part of
the Montreal Harbour, for the purpose of the unloading of phosphates carried by vessels in addition to
their g^in cargoes as described in this section: it being, however, provided that in the event of their
returning to the harbour to take cargo, the usual tolls shall be chargea against such vessels on their passing
out of the canal a second time. O. C. July 12, 1881. Con. O. C. Oct. 26, 1889, sec. 96.

Extract from the Act, Canada, 1894, c. 48, amending and consolidating the Acts relating to the Har-
bour Commissioners of Montreal.


Sec. 28« The corporation may, from time to time, levy such rates as are approved of by the Governor
in Council, upon all goods landed or shipped in the harbour, moved by rail on the harbour tracks, or de-
posited within the harbour, except arms, ammunition and military accoutrements, and other munitions of
war for the use of the Government or for the defence of the Dominion. 40 V., c. 53, s. 2, part 2. For the
purposes of this section, the lower basins of the Lachine Canal shall be held to form part of the harbour of
Montreal, and the corporation may levy from all vessels entering the same through the harbour for the
purpose of discharging or loading there, except canal craft trading between Montreal and places above
Montreal, the same rates as may l^ levied in the harbour and under the same regiilations and penalties.
In all other respects the said lower basins shall be and remain under the jurisdiction of the M.inister of
Railways and Canals. 18 V., c. 143, s. 18 ; 40 V., c. 63, s. 2, part 2.

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All property delivered or received by sea-going veesels in the Lachine Canal basins at Montreal (except
the old lower basin) shall be charged wharfage dues as follows :—

All goods, wares and merchandise not elsewhere specified 25 cents per ton.

Hay, straw, pig and scrap iron, pot and pearl ashes. 20 n

Apples, crates and their contents, flour and meal, fish, meats, pitch, potatoes,
tar, horses, neat cattle, sheep and swine 15

Ballast, clay, fire-bricks, gypsum, lime, marble, phosphate, sand, salt 10

Coal and coke, grain and seeds of all kinds 6

Special— BnckSf 10 cents per 1,000 ; oordwood, 5 cents per oord ; lumber, 10
cents per 1,000 feet, board measure.

Bullion specie ... Free.

Coal screenings 3 h

Each entry shall pay not less than 6 oenta.

All property landed on the canal wharfs for re-shipment, or transhipped in oanid waters, shall pay
one wharfage only.

Lumber upon which tolls have been paid for passage down the Lachine Canal, and which is reehipped
from the whans or vessels into sea-going vessels, shall pay wharfage dues equal to one section of cuul
tolls, viz.. 3} cents per 1,000 feet board measure. O.C. Jan. 26, 1883. Con. O.C. Oct. 26, 1889, sees.
9B, 99, 100 and lOL O.C. May 18, 1892.

Sec 29,-'8tandard for Estitnaling WeiffkU,

Ashes, pot or pearl 3 brls. to 1 ton.

Apples, flour, meal, potatoes 9 » 1 »

Fisn, meat, pitch, tar 7 » 1 m

Horace 2tol ton.

Neat cattle 3tol .,

Sheep 15tol u

Swine lOtol •.

O.C. April 1, 188L Con. O.C. Oct. 26, 1889, sec. 102.


Sec. 30. The folio wingr rates of tolls shall be collected on floated timber, lumber and firewood entering
the basin at Lachine and Lachine Canal :—

Rinds of Timber.

Timber, square or round, of all kinds, above 12 x 12, per M cubic feet

Timber, round or flatted, of all kinds, under 12 x 12, per M lineal feet

Planks and boards to include all kinds of sawed lunioer in rafts, per M feet,

board measure.

Saw logs, 12 feet long, if longer in same proportion per log

Floats, per 100

Traverses, per 100

Fence pouts and rails, per M

Staves, barrel, per M

II PJP® *'

II West India, per M

Firewood on bank of canal between Lock No. 3 and Lock No. 5, and also on
wharves in canal basin at Lachine.


Sec. 31* (a.) No allowance shall be made for fractional parts of a month or winter season.

(6.) The firewood shall be oorded across the bank while being delivered from the boat in such manner
and at such points as the superintending engineer may direct.

(c.) The rates on timber to take effect upon the completion of the booms in Lachine CanaL O.C.
June 8, 1860. Con. O.C. Oct. 26, 1889, sees. 103 and 104.


Sec. 32* The following rates per ton shall be charged for wintering vessels in the Lachine Canal
viz. : — For each boat, barge, scow or other vessel of ten tons measurement or under, seventy cents per
vessel for the entire winter, and every ten tons above the first ten, an additional rate of eight cents.
O.C. Aug. 22, 1879. Con. O.C. Oct. 26, 1889, sec 97.

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See. 38* The winterage dues for vesselb wintering in the canal basin, at Ottawa, or other points along
the line of the Rideau Canal, shall be as follows :—

In canal baain, Ottawa, steamers per season. % 8 00

II II barges h 4 00

Inside looks h ^ steamers n 50 00

other stations h h 16 00

If the Minister of Railways and Canals deems it advisable, he is authorised to take security from
parties wintering their vessels m locks against damage to Government property by fire. O.C. March 19,
ISZ. Con. O.C: Oct. 26, 1889, sec 106.


Sec. 34. The charge for vessels wintering on the Ottawa River canals and looks, and the same is
hereby prescribed accordingly, namely :

In Carillon Canal, steamers per season $800

II barges » 4 00

Grenville Canal, steamers h 8 00

II barges n 4 00

Inside Locks, Ste. Anne, Carillon and Grenville Canals, steamers per season 26 00

If Culbute Canal, per season 15 00

Such security against damage by fire to be taken by way of bond as, in the opinion of the Minister of
Railways and Canals, may seem desirable. O.C. Oct. 14, 1892.

Sec. 3ft* No charts to be made for vessels wintering outside the looks of any grovemment canal.
O.C. Dec 12, 1889.


^1' Sec. 36. (a.) Persons using the banks of the Laohine Canal as a site for the repair of their vessels
shall be subject to a charge of four dollars, payable in advance, for each vessel ; tV.e period during which
such site may be occupied under any one payment bein^ limited to six months, and permission for repairing
being first obtained from the proper officer, m conformity with the existing canal regulations.
U^*^ (6.) In the event of failure to remove vessels ?o occupying the banks at the expiration of the period
named, no fresh permits having been obtained, such vessels may be sold under the 16th section of the canal
regulations. O.C. March 5, 1880. Con. O.C. Oct. 26, 1889, sec. 106.

n\v Sec 37. Rules with respect to the repairing of vessels on the banks of the Lachine Canal, the
Beauhamois and the Chambly : —

{a,) Re^irs shall only be executed at such points as may be indicated and approved by the superin-
tending engineer.

(6. ) For each vessel hauled up or beached for repairs, a charge of one dollar, over and above all other
charges, shall be made, carrying the privilege of remaining one month, a further sum of one dollar being
charged for each additional month, or fraction of a month, the vessel may remain.

(<;.) In cases, however, where a veessel hauled up for repairs upon the canal bank remains there
througnout the winter, a charge of four dollars only shall be made (in addition to the ordinary winterage
duee), the period covered being from the 1st of November to the 1st of June, inclusive.

{d.) Any vessel remaining on the canal bank after having wintered thereon shall be charged at the rate
of one dollar a nx>nth or fraction of a month of her subseouent stay.

{e. ) Any vessel remaining more than one year on the bank of the canal shall for such time as she may
remain in excess of that period pay at the rate of two dollars a month or fraction of a month throughout
the whole year.

(/.) All chaives shall be payable at the collector's office in advance on the first day of each month.

\a.) These rules shall be understood as applying to all cases where the canal bank is used inanv manner
for the repairs of vessels, whether such vessels are actually hauled up or not O. C. August 6, 1881. Con.
O. C. Oct. 26,11889, sec 107.



Trent Valley CanaL

Sec. 88. The following tolls and dues shall Ix) charged for the use of the dry dock at Bobcaygeon, and
of any of the locks on the Trent Valley Canal, during the winter or other shorter period : —

For Vessels

^^ Over 16 tons

J~ 16 tons and under

(O. C. Oct. 31, 1890.)


Per day.

Per week.

$30 00

94 00

$12 00

20 00


10 00

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Rideau Comal.

Sec. 39« The following tariff of tolls and regulations shall be, and the same are hereby established for
the use of the dry dock on the Rideau Canal at Ottawa :—

(1) Steamers entering deck $ 8 00

Each day or portion of a day after day of entrance 2 50

(2) Barges entering dock 5 00

Each day or portion of a day afterday of entrance 2 50

(3) Steam yachts or launches. ..'. 6 00

Each day or portion of a day after day of entrance 2 50

(4) Boats wintering in the dry dock from the close to the opening of navi^tion. 50 00

For every day such boat remains in the dock after the opening of navigation 8 00

(5) No vessel of any class shall be in the dock over six days after notice is given in vrriting bj tbe
lockmaster that the dock is required for another vessel unless a satisfactory agreement between lUi parties
interested is arrived at.

(6) All entrances and discharge of vessels are covered by entrance fee;
(7). "" " ^

All drying off of vessels 01 all classes in the locks at Ottawa or Hartwell's during the \
navigation is prohibited unless for special reasons. •

The owners of vessels of all classes to render the required assistance to open and dose tbe gate under
the supervision of the superintending engineer.

Vessel owners to supply all blocks, &c., to shove their boats up to make the necessary repairs and sH
refuse to be properly cleared out to the entire satisfaction of the lockmaster before leaving the dodc

(O. C. Dec. 28, 1803.)

Sec. 40. The use of horses for towage purposes between the lower entrance of the G>mwall Cam!
and lock No. 20, be prohibited during the works of enlargement of that portion of the Cornwall Canal
(O.C. Aug. 20, 1890.)

Sec 41* As the prohibition of the use of horses for towiiM^ purposes, between the lower entrance of
the Cornwall Canal and Lock No. 20 during the progress of the works of canal enlargement, has entaikd
the use of tugs and consequently expenses to the parties ooncemed, that all tugs, used solely for tbe par-
poses of towing on the section in question, be permitted to pass free of toll, up luid down the canal between
the lower entrance of the canal and lock No. 2K), until the completion of the enhugement of the worki (»
that section. (O. C. Sept. 27, 1890.)


Sec. 4a. For season of 1900 the Canal Tolls for the passage of the following food products :— wheat,
Indian com, i)eas3, barley, rye, oats, flax seed and buckwheat, for through passage eastward through tbe
Welland Canal, be ten cents per ton, and for through passage eastward through the St Lawrence CanaU
only, ten cents per ton ; payment of the said toll of ten cents per ton through the Welland Caiud to entitle
these products to free passage through the St. Lawrence Canals, or any portion thereof. (O. C. Feb. 30,
1900.) Also special rates, are granted to grain, &c., carried on the O. A. & P. S. and Canada Atlantic
Railway systems, from Depot Harbour to Coteau Landing and thence by Canal to Montreal, as follows,
viz. : — Wheat, Indian com, pease, barley, rye^oats, flaxseed and buckwheat, 2^ cents per ton, and all rolling
and package freight, 5 cents per ton. (O, C. Feb. 20, 1900.)

Sec. 4Z*(a,) That for the current season of navigation of 1900, there shall be allowed in tbe case of
steamships specially chartered for the conveyance of excursion parties, going and coming the same day, a
reduction of one-half of the usual passenger tolls for passage through the Government canals, it being dis-
tinctly understood that no freight is to be carried by the said steamers on such excursions. (O. C. June 12.

Sec. 48« (h.) Whereas the Canal Tolls payable for passage through the Welland and St Lawmioe
Canals of barrel staves and heading, are 40 cents per 1,000 in the case ot ordinary materials, such as tboee
for sugar and flour barrels ; while m the case of staves and headings for salt barreb the charge is 8 oenta

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