The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Kingston Chronicle (Kingston, ON), Sept. 15, 1820


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p.3 Galo Light-House - On the night of the 4th inst. the Light House recently erected on the southwest point of the Galo Island, about 16 miles from this place, was for the first time lighted. (Galoo - ed.)

The base of the building is 4 feet above the surface of the water, and 26 feet in diameter, uniformly graduated to one half its diameter at the summit height of 65 feet. The building is of stone. The lantern, is an octagon, containing 24? lights of 14 X 12 glass. Within are 15 patent lamps with reflectors, 2 feet apart placed in two circles; giving an elevation to the light of 66 feet above the water's surface and at the distance of 5 miles, gives the appearance of an entire globe of light. The light is distinctly visible at a distance of 22 miles on the lake. Owing to the timber on the island, the light cannot be discovered from this place, but we understand this timber will soon be removed. This is the first light house ever erected on this lake. *

*This is a mistake, for there has long been a Light House, though a very poor one, at York, and another one stood on the spot which is now occupied by the Mississagua Fort, on the Niagara River. - Ed. [Sacket's Harbor Gazette]

"On the evening of the 8th inst. as some raftsmen were returning in a boat from Kingston, to their raft, which lay at Cataroque Creek, a quarrel took place between two of them,..." - both fall overboard and one drowns.

The Steam Boat Frontenac, which sailed on Monday for York after proceeding as far as Long Point, was compelled by the violence of the gale to return to Kingston on Tuesday evening. She sailed again early yesterday morning, but went no further than the Nine Mile Point, and returned about nine o'clock. The wind for the past two days has blown very strong from the South West. The Steam Boat Sophia, which arrived here on Wednesday, is still detained in port by the weather, as well as the Frontenac.


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Date of Original:
Sept. 15, 1820
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KN.494
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
Rick Neilson
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Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
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Kingston Chronicle (Kingston, ON), Sept. 15, 1820