The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 6 Apr, 1871

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IMPORTANT TO LAKE NAVIGATORS. - A work which, when completed, will be of great importance to to our lake marine is about being entered into by the Dominion Government, which is the construction of a lighthouse on Middle Island, Lake Erie, which lies in what is known as the "middle passage," and a short distance to the southward of Point Au Pelee Island. Dr. McCormick, who is a resident of the latter place, informs us that the engineers from Ottawa have arrived, and the work of surveying the precise location has already commenced. This light, when once established, will enable vessels bound middle channel through Lake Erie, and bound for Toledo, to shorten the distance, and some times to take advantage of the winds, as well as in times of peril to seek one of the best refuges Lake Erie affords. It is not improbable the work may be completed the present season.

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Dave Swayze
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Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 6 Apr, 1871