British Whig (Kingston, ON), 10 Jan 1903
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p.2 Pierrepont did not go to Garden Island today, frozen in at ferry wharf.
Canadians Say The Ducks Route Dangerous.
The Montreal Transportation Company, which is extensively interested in lake and river trade, is leading a movement among owners to secure relief in navigating the treacherous channel between the Main and False Ducks. The improvements consist of placing a lighthouse on the Main Ducks and a fog signal on the False Ducks. The petition drawn up by the M.T. company, is addressed to Hon. Raymond Prefontaine, Canadian minister of marine and fisheries. It asks, first, for a fog horn in connection with the present lighthouse on the False Ducks, and second, for a red light on the east end of Yorkshire Island. It recites that the passage is narrow and that in foggy weather the boats have to lie at Long Point until the fog lifts. The action of local magnetic attraction on ships' compasses at this point is also alluded to. The petition continues: "The direct passage across the lake from Oswego, a most frequented route, lies by th east end of Yorkshire Island, and it is essential to have a red light placed there to distinguish it from the White Gallop light and the small flash light on Pigeon Island." The lack of fog signals and light at these islands, it is declared, constitute a menace to safe navigation.
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- Rick Neilson
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Maritime History of the Great Lakes