p.2 During the past season a new beacon has been erected at the port of Genessee, at the extremity of the west pier, built last year, some 1900 feet from the shore. The work is now completed, and the light ready to shed its warning and directing rays upon the path of vessels entering the harbor. A wooden tour, with a base 15 feet square, stands securely upon a strong foundation of piles. It has an iron roof and is lined with zinc. The windows are composed of twelve sash, each 20 by 30, glazed with plate glass. The lantern is one of the French Fresnel lights, of the sixth order, and cost some $400, having been procured from Paris. This is the second one that has been put upon this lake. The light stands 28 feet above the water, and can be seen at a considerable distance by persons standing on the decks of vessels. Besides this beacon there is a lighthouse on the shore, situated upon a high point.
Schooner Burnt - This morning about 2 o'clock, a fire broke out on board the schooner Alwilda, lying at the Southern Michigan railroad dock, and spread so rapidly that it was found necessary to scuttle her immediately, when she sunk to the top of her bulwarks. The fire was then extinguished without much further damage. She was loaded with 98 barrels of turpentine, a quantity of rosin and other rolling rolling freight, and had on deck a lot of marble slabs, and was bound for Sandusky. The Alwilda was worth about $3,000, owned principally by the captain and was fully insured. [Buffalo Commercial, Monday]
Oct. 26, 1854
p.2 Real Estate - ...The sale of A. & D. Shaw's harbor property yesterday, resulted in the disposal of the east and west halves for 5,000 pounds, while No. 10, of 25 X 60 feet, realized 1,000 pounds, and one other lot 906 pounds, at which price the sale was stopped.