The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
New Discovery in Lake Ontario
Oswego Times & Journal (Oswego, NY), 10 Jul 1856
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New Discovery in Lake Ontario. - A fine natural harbor on Lake Ontario, a few miles below Presque' Isle, has been opened by a strange freak of Nature, and "Consecon" is now accessible to steamers of the largest class. The Colbourn "Transcript" says the steamer "Chief Justice Robinson" made an exploring expedition on Saturday last to the thriving town of Consecon, through the new outlet lately formed from Weller's Bay, and Capt. Young informs us he had no difficulty whatever in making the passage in and out, and as soon as the wharf is complete, which a spirited gentleman of Consecon is now constructing, we believe it is the intention of Capt. Young to call at the new port regularly on his trips between Cobourg and Oswego.

On the occasion of the first appearance of a steamer at Consecon, she was boarded by deputation of the leading businessmen of the place with a general turn out of the inhabitants, including a fair proportion of the ladies and Capt. Young received an address of thanks for his kindness in making the "maiden trip" into the quiet and heretofore secluded waters of Weller's Bay, to which he returned a suitable reply; and after the "disembarkation" of the delighted "Conseconers," the "Chief" resumed her line with the grateful thanks of the overjoyed multitude, who were rendered supremely happy by the auspicious dawn of new days for their growing town.

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10 Jul 1856
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.00012 Longitude: -77.51618
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New Discovery in Lake Ontario