The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Kingston Chronicle (Kingston, ON), June 8, 1821

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p.3 We learn from Cobourg, that the wharf in front of that village has been commenced, and that a pier 24 feet by 16 feet has been sunk in 15 feet water about three hundred and fifty yards from the shore. We understand that the expense of this undertaking will not be quite so great as was at first expected, though, from the extent of the work, it must still fall heavy on the inhabitants of Cobourg and its vicinity, if they do not meet with liberal assistance from other quarters. They have already received some, and from distant parts of the country, and we hope if more is required, that every town and village along the North Shore of Lake Ontario will add their contribution. It is said fears are entertained by some, that the piers cannot be constructed sufficiently strong to resist the force of the Autumn and Winter gales acting upon the shoal water and masses of ice. But should even those fears be realized, the attempt of the people of Cobourg is highly creditable to them. The experience of next winter will either justify them in proceeding with the work which has been begun, or it will convince them of the impracticability of their scheme & the necessity of abandoning it. For our own part, we are pursuaded that the thing is not only practicable, but that if the piers are properly constructed, there is not the smallest doubt of their standing against the most severe storms that occur on the Lake. Such is the confidence entertained by the individuals more immediately interested in the work that they are setting on foot an additional subscription to carry it on, we can only repeat that we hope they will meet with liberal encouragement and will eventually succeed in accomplishing their object.

Custom House Office,

Bath, June 6, 1821.

On Monday, the 25th day of June inst., will


To the highest bidder, at Worden's Wharf,


Brethia, of 27 tons,

lately condemned.

This vessel has been repaired this season and is well fitted with sails, cable and anchor, and all necessary rigging.

Sale to commence at 1 o'clock P.M.


Collector of the Port of Bath.

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Kingston Chronicle (Kingston, ON), June 8, 1821