The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Feb. 2, 1858


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p.2 ice bridge finally formed.

p.3 Marine News

The navigation of Lake Michigan is still being carried out to a considerable extent, and the Milwaukee, Chicago, Racine, and other papers announce occasional arrivals and departures, and all the ports on that lake continue as open and unobstructed as in mid-summer. As for Lake Ontario, as far as natural causes are concerned, if freights were obtainable, a brisk trade might have been kept up across the lake, to this date, if not through the winter.

Notice To Mariners - Lieut. Smith, Light-house Engineer of the Eleventh District, gives notice that on the opening of navigation in the ensuing spring, the present fixed light in Kenosha, Wisconsin, will be changed to a fixed light varied by flashes. The flashes will occur at intervals of one minute and thirty seconds. The illuminating apparatus is catadioptric, and of the fifth order of the system of Fresnel. The light should be seen from the deck of a vessel 15 feet above water, in ordinary states of the atmosphere, from 12 to 14 nautical miles. At the same time the present revolving light at Racine, Wisconsin, will be changed to a fixed light. The illuminating apparatus is catadioptric of the fifth order of Fresnel, and the light should be seen under ordinary states of atmosphere, from the deck of a vessel 15 feet above the water, 16 nautical miles. At the same time a fixed light varied by flashes will be exhibited from the new tower recently erected at Point aux Barques, on Lake Huron. The flashes will occur at intervals of two minutes, and should be seen, under ordinary states of the atmosphere, from the deck of a vessel 15 feet above the water, 16 nautical miles. The tower is yellow, and the light is exhibited from an elevation of 83 feet above the mean level of the lake. The illuminating apparatus is of the third order of catadioptric of the system of Fresnel.


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Date of Original:
Feb. 2, 1858
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KN.23012
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
Rick Neilson
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Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Feb. 2, 1858