The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Oct. 4, 1843

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p.1 Bond Head, Newcastle and Bowmanville - ...(at Bond Head) ...This dam is not half a mile from the Lake shore and is situated at the head of the marsh, which it is proposed to convert into a harbor, so that it would not require much labor to enable boats to come up to the mills and receive their freight from the very doors. The marsh at Bond Head affords unusual facilities for the formation of a harbor as it is in some parts very deep and in others could be dredged but with little difficulty. There are two piers already built in order to form the mouth of the harbour. They are placed much farther apart than those at Port Hope, the width between them being nearly double than that between our piers....Bond Head is separated from the adjacent village of Newcastle by the distance of only one mile. Indeed, they ought to be regarded as forming only one, instead of two separate villages....

Bowmanville, in the township of Darlington, is situated twenty-two or twenty-four miles from Port Hope.....The produce of Bowmanville is for the most part shipped at Port Darlington, distant about a mile and a half, where a very good harbour might be constructed, for which purpose, indeed, a company has been formed, but there has not been much progress made in the work. The expense of making a good harbour there would be but trifling in comparison with its utility, and we hope before long to see this most desirable object effected, as the rich and extensive country in the rear, as well as the openings for various manufactories which will probably be erected, require some safe and commodious port for the shipment of their produce. [Port Hope Gazette]

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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Oct. 4, 1843