The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 13, 1845

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p.3 Deepening of the Cobourg Harbour - On several occasions lately we have been called upon to notice this important public work, in refutation of the unfounded aspersions of certain interested opponents. Our opinion therefore of its merits, and that a very trifling additional outlay in extending the piers and dredging, would make it one of the best and most useful harbors in the country, will be frest in the recollection of all our readers. We have now the extreme gratification of informing them that a recent survey of its soundings, made at our suggestion on Saturday last, by Mr. Lyons, the resident Engineer appointed by the Board of Works, has fully confirmed this opinion and more than borne out our every assertion. Since the openings between the cribs - through which alone we have all along contended the sand accumulated, of which so much has been said, could have passed into the harbor - were closed it is now satisfactorily established the action of the waves has had quite an opposite effect, clearing the harbor of sand in place of filling it up! So decidedly is this found to be the case that more than 30 feet in depth of the beach has wholly disappeared from between the pier - since the previous survey - the water being at precisely the same level now as then; and we have Mr. Lyons authority for announcing to the proprietors and captains of vessels trading at this port the very important and agreeable fact, that the harbor generally, outside the middle cross pier, has deepened fully three feet within the same period; and he is now perfectly satisfied that, once dredged out, there will be no further accumulation of sand within the piers. As it is, indeed, with the present depth of water, the largest steamer on the lake may enter the mouth of the harbor fearlessly in a storm, and casting anchor swing her head to sea in perfect security - an advantage every sailor will know how to appreciate. [Cobourg Star]


To the Publisher of the British Whig.

Withdraw the Advertisement of the Union, as it was an error.


Sheriff's Office,

Kingston, June 11th, 1845.

To the Editor of the British Whig.

Sir,- As you will see by the enclosed memorandum the advertisement of the Union was inserted through error, it is due to us that this should be made public and we will therefore thank you to give the memorandum an insertion.

J. & G. IVES.

Kingston, June 13th, 1845.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 13, 1845