The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Gazette (Detroit, MI), 11 Jan. 1822, page 2

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Buffalo Harbor.--It is known to many of our fellow citizens that in May, 1820, the harbor of Buffalo was commenced. This work, so important to all engaged in commercial transactions on the shore of Lake Erie and in this part of the country, is composed of square timber, connected by tiers twenty feet in width; it is raised seven feet above the water, and is filled with stones.--The pier was, during the year in which it was commenced, extended into the lake fifty-five rods--during the last summer it was extended 18 rods farther, by means of two rows or piles, driven in parallel lines, and secured by planks, brush and stones; at the end of which is a block of 181 feet, where there is about 12 feet water. Here, during the most severe gales last fall, vessels remained with perfect safety.--The enterprizing gentlemen who engaged in this useful works are, Messrs. Townsend, Forward and Wilkeson, of Buffalo--they obtained a loan from the state of New York, and undertook the work at their own risk and expense. The immediate superintendence of the work was given to Judge Wilkeson, who justly deserves the thanks of every well-wisher to general interests, for his indefatigable industry and the permanent and superior manner in which he has completed so much of this important work.

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Dave Swayze
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Detroit Gazette (Detroit, MI), 11 Jan. 1822, page 2