The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 23 Nov, 1870

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ROND EAU HARBOR. - Chiefly through the exertion of Hon. Rufus Stephenson, M.P., of Kent County, Ontario, the Canadian Government has been induced to proceed with the contemplated improvements at Rond Eau Harbor, in that county. Tenders for the work have been called for to be sent in to the Minister of Public Works not later than November 27. The entrance to the harbor is to have a direction nearly north and south, and to be 250 in the clear, and to have a depth of fifteen feet of water below the lake line in 1868. A great amount of pier work is to be built, and a basin having an area of some ten acres is to be constructed, with fifteen feet of water. On the western side of the entrance a breakwater is to be built, and the ruins of the old western pier are to be removed. The entrance piers are to be about 700 feet long, 250 feet apart, and seven and a half feet above the lake level.The breakwater is to be made of crib work and the best material. It is intended that the work shall be finished by October 1, 1872, and its importance can hardly be overestimated, as the shore is at present destitute of a good harbor throughout the whole vicinity.

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Dave Swayze
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Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 23 Nov, 1870