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[Dredging of Beaver River]
Markdale Standard (Markdale, Ont.), 12 May 1887, p. 4

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A very important meeting is being held to day, Thursday, at Kimberly to be addressed by our member, Mr. Jos. Rorke, on the Government drainage act. The object of the meeting is to dredge the Beaver river at four places between Kimberly and Heathcote so as to make smooth water bewteen the two places. It is estimated that about 4,000 acres of the best land in Ontario will thus be reclaimed. The four places in the river at which drainage and piling are to be done, are shallow and back the waters up over the land. The celebrated lot over which such a fuss is made about Mr. Fawcett is in all seasons wholly covered with water so much so that in the dryest times you can paddle a canoe over every acre of it. Money can be had from our excellent Ontario Government for the purpose at 4%, and any benefits acruing tot he Government will be deducted from the principal. The apparatus used for the purpose is a portable dredge and pile driver. The dredge is such that it can work in two feet of water. The land, when reclaimed, will be worth about $20 an acre, and most of it is heavily timbered, and the soil is exceedingly rich. This work will be of great benefit in many other respects.--[Thornbury News.

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[Dredging of Beaver River]