First Welland Canal 1824-1833, The

The first Welland Canal was constructed under the charge of William Hamilton Merritt. It was a narrow channel with 40 small, wooden locks running from Port Dalhousie to Port Colborne. When completed it allowed vessels to pass directly between Lake Ontario and Lake Erie.


Near the site of former Lock #6, in Centennial Gardens Park - via Gale Crescent or Oakdale Avenue, St. Catharines

Region: Niagara Falls and Region

County/District: Regional Municipality of Niagara

Municipality: City of St. Catharines