The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 18, 1862

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p.2 Presque Isle Harbor - A correspondent desires us to state, for the information of captains of vessels putting into Presque Isle, on Lake Ontario, through stress of weather or otherwise, that the bar at Salt Point now extends one hundred and fifty feet from the lighthouse. There is a buoy on the end of the bar, but in making the harbor at night it cannot be seen. After ranging the lights, and when about two hundred yards from the lighthouse, it would be well to remember that a "berth" of at least two hundred feet should be given the Salt Point lighthouse. Up to this date one steamboat, one propeller, and three schooners, have gone ashore at this point. Fortunately in every instance the weather was very favorable; had it been otherwise, many valuable lives and much property might have been lost. The season is near at hand when vessels will be frequently compelled to put into Presque Isle for shelter, and if captains are not acquainted with the fact of this point extending so much further outwards this year than last, more vessels will be lost inside the harbor than on the lake shore. Our correspondent thinks the Board of Works should at once place a red or green light on the end of the shoal instead of the worthless buoy now there.

p.3 Imports - 16,17.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 18, 1862