The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Manhattan (Brig), 18 Oct 1838

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There is no better place and none where one is more needed than Pt. Abino, on Lake Erie, for the establishment of a light to guide steamers or vessels bound for the Niagara River or Buffalo Harbor. This place is located on the Canada side, 12 miles from Buffalo and 8 miles below Port Colborne, and we hazard nothing in stating there are few more dangerous places on the whole chain of lakes. Its approaches are very dangerous, abounding with craggy rocks which in the event of a vessel striking , her fate is well nigh sealed. Some of the finest vessels that ever floated fresh waters have here found their last resting place; prominent among others may be mentioned the fine brig MANHATTAN, owned by O. Newberry, of Detroit, which was driven upon the coast in a blinding snow storm late in the fall season, which period is more dangerous than all others. The property damaged and lost there during one season would afford means for the erection of one of the best lights on the lakes. It is hoped the importance of this undertaking will be urged by the press throughout the lakes. - Detroit Free Press
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      August 28, 1874

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Manhattan (Brig), 18 Oct 1838