Buffalo Gazette (Buffalo, NY), 3 Dec 1816
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The many disasters which have attended our lake navigation, is partly owing to the want of safe and convenient ports and harbors. There is no port in which the Shipping suffers so severely as the port of Buffalo Creek. The deposits of sand in the mouth of the creek prevents vessels of burthen from entering—The depth of the creek is amply sufficient to form a safe and convenient harbor: To remove, then, the bar from the mouth of the Creek, and keep it open and free, is the grand object. The opinion of engineers we understand is favorable for effecting it. There are several modes, by which to accomplish the great work; 1st, by the Government of this state, by means of a lottery; 2nd, by an incorporated company. Would it not be worthy of the enterprise of this village, to apply earnestly to the legislature on the subject.
The lake navigation is not confined to transportation of goods; the thousands of persons, moving from the eastern states to the flourishing state of Ohio, as long as the roads on the southern borders of the lake remain in the present horrible state, would most of them, take the water on account of the facility and cheapness of travelling.
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