The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Dec. 14, 1866

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p.2 The Clock Tower as a Lighthouse - The lighted dome of the city building has been found to answer a practical and most desirable purpose, to which it was never intended to be applied. Captains of vessels coming down the lake state that no better beacon light could be devised than that presented by the clock tower during the hours it remains lighted up at night. It can be distinctly seen at a distance of nearly six miles, and by steering directly for it from Four Mile Point or Snake Island the vessel rounds the marine railway point through the channel, and is brought in to any part of the harbor without the least difficulty. The brilliancy of the light, its fine elevation, and the great distance at which it can be seen, are spoken of in the highest terms, and its usefulness in this respect during the fall months, and on dark and stormy nights, should be taken into consideration before any steps are taken by the Council to diminishing the light or to cease lighting it altogether, as may be done should the special committee appointed for that purpose report unfavorably in regard to the expense.

The Steamers and Propellers - The propeller Indian has been lying at South Bay for the past seven days, on her way to Hamilton, where, if the weather is sufficiently favorable for her to get there, she will be laid up. The steamer Huron came down last evening, and proceeded to Prescott, intending to return and lay up here. The ferry steamers are still plying between this city, Wolfe Island and Cape Vincent.

An Atrocious Outrage - committed on Capt. Murdock on Grindstone Island.

p.3 Imports - 13.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Dec. 14, 1866