The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), July 25, 1860

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p.2 Weller's Bay

To the editor of the Daily News.

Sir, - Allow me through the medium of your columns to notice a neglect on the part of our Government in never having taken any steps to improve what nature has already commenced, namely, the formation of an outlet to Weller's Bay, through Weller's Beach, thereby making material for the best, safest, and most accessible harbor on Lake Ontario: the width of said outlet being half a mile, and the depth sufficient to admit the largest vessels sailing on the lake - being fifteen feet at lowest water, and continually deepening from the action of the water.

It is universally acknowledged by all captains trading through said outlet, together with those who have been obliged to run in for safety, that it is easily accessible in any wind, the breach running north and south, and the prevailing winds being from the West, Northwest, and Southwest.

The matter has been agitated before, and the question laid before Government, but they have neglected their promise in not sending commissioners. They may probably have been influenced by a report that there is a ridge of rocks in front of said breach - a report that is utterly untrue. It is hoped that these remarks will reach the proper authorities, and urge them to do a duty to the community at large, and more especially to mariners.

What is immediately wanted is a survey and buoys.

Last year not less than 50,000 bus. grain, besides other produce, passed through said outlet for foreign ports; and from the present appearance of crops there will not be less than 100,000 bushels, which must go through that channel this year. There were upwards of 25 vessels ran in for shelter last fall.

When we take into consideration the amount of benefit to be derived from the expenditure of a small amount, we feel confident that no further hint will be necessary to move the proper parties into action. Why not send on commissioners at once?

Yours truly,

Consecon, 23d July, 1860 Justice

-picnic to Horseshoe Island on str. Pierrepont.

p.3 Imports - 23.24.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), July 25, 1860