The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Milwaukee Evening Wisconsin (Milwaukee, WI), Saturday, May 26, 1900

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Buffalo, N. Y., May 26. - The Donnelly Construction company has just reached Cape Vincent with a tug, dredge and outfit for the work of providing a harbor of refuge at the head of the St. Lawrence. The plan is to dredge a line for the breakwater and then build the cribs here and tow them down there. The breakwater is to be about 450 feet long and is so situated that it will shut off a nice harbor of deep water from the lake. The actual work is not so very extensive, but as the contract calls for a wait of a month after the dredging for the bottom to settle the completed structure will not be ready right away.

The harbor at Cape Vincent is an open roadstead on the St. Lawrence river, about two miles and a half from Lake Ontario, and is a convenient location for vessels to lie during stormy and thick weather. In its present unprotected condition vessels cannot moor there with safety.

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Richard Palmer
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Milwaukee Evening Wisconsin (Milwaukee, WI), Saturday, May 26, 1900