The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 3 Jul 1856

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p.2 Steamer At Consecon - On Saturday last, on her way up to Coburg, the steamer Chief Justice, Captain Young, passed through the outlet connecting Lake Ontario with Weller's Bay, and steamed up the village of Consecon. The steamer was drawing nine feet water at the time, and as she is a steamer that draws more water than perhaps any on the lake, the feasibility of occasional steamboat connection with Consecon seems pretty well established. Capt. Young deserves great credit for being the first who made the attempt to enter Weller's Bay with a steamboat. He intends to call there as often as circumstances render it advisable. The Chief will call again on her way over to the 4th of July celebration at Oswego. There is an excellent shelter for vessels at Consecon, and if the difficulties which were always apprehended in entering the harbour, prove elusive, a large business will be done with that port and the spirited village be immeasurably benefitted. At all events the citizens of Consecon should remember Capt. Young as the pioneer navigator of Weller's Bay with steam craft. We learn that the enthusiasm which prevailed in that village on Saturday last was truly astonishing.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 3 Jul 1856