NEW LIGHTSHIP. - The keel was laid Thursday at Amherstburg of a new lightship, to take the place of the vessel serving in that capacity at Colchester Reef, Lake Erie. She will be of the following dimensions: Length 60 feet; beam 17 feet; depth 5 feet amidships. Her keel will be 16 inches square, planking 4 inches, and the choicest material is to be used in her construction. She is to be owned by Hacket Brothers, and will be ready for service in about six weeks.
Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
Saturday, July 22, 1848