The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), March 6, 1863

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p.2 Revival Of Canal Schemes - editirial (more than a full column).

New Light Ship on Lake Erie - A very important movement to vessel owners and insurance men is now on foot, it being the establishment of a light-ship in the Pointe Aux Pelee Passage. In this passage, which is at the head of Lake Erie, lies a very dangerous reef or sunken rock, about fifteen miles to the northwestward of Point Aux Pelee Island, and directly in the track of vessels bound through. It is a most dangerous snare, as without a fair wind through, a captain can never calculate certainly on passing it in safety. Vessels beating through have repeatedly run on this rock in open daylight, the concealed danger rendering it impossible to avoid it. This rock lies in Canadian waters, but as there is no probability of any immediate action on the part of the Canadian authorities to place marks about it, Capt. Thomas McVetty, of Buffalo, proposes to diminish the danger by placing there a small vessel, with a good light and fog bell, during the season of navigation, and also to place and keep a buoy on the North Harbor reef, on East Sister Island, provided those interested in ownership or insurance, or masters of vessels, will compensate him for paid services. Papers are now being circulated all along the lakes, and one will be presented on 'Change today, soliciting subscriptions for this object. The funds raised are proposed to be paid into the Board of Trade. The Board of Trade will appoint a treasurer, who will only disburse such amounts upon satisfactory proof that the service is being well and faithfully performed. [Chicago Tribune]

-Board of Trade at Detroit to push for reduced tolls on W.C. or that American money be accepted in payment.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), March 6, 1863