Maritime History of the Great Lakes

Plan of Toronto Harbour, Lake Ontario [1863]

Bayfield, Henry W., Surveyor
Cranfield, George D.
, Cartographer
Walker, J.
, Engraver
Media Type
Item Type
Although based on the 1817 chart, this edition is substantially revised. The streets and wharves of the city of Toronto have been completely redrawn to reflect the new wharves and the infilling of the waterfront. The shoal around Gibraltar Point has been reconfigured, and shows the buoys at the Western Gap. The Eastern Gap has appeared (it was a "portage" on the original chart) and the shoals around that entrance are now on the chart. And the lighthouse on the island has been moved west of the associated buildings.
Toronto Harbour,
Lake Ontario.
Surveyed under the Direction of
Capt'n W. F. W. Owen, R. N.
By Lieu't (now Commander) H. W. Bayfield, R. N.
Drawn by Geo. D. Cranfield, Lieu't 90th L't. Inf'y

The soundings and course through the Eastern entrance vary from time to time. Directions for sailing are published by the Harbour Master as required.

London Published according to Act of Parliament at the Hydrographical Office of the Admiralty 18th April 1828. Additions to 1848. Corrections to 1861. Dec'r 1863
Sold by J. D. Potter Agent for the Admiralty Charts 31 Poultry & 11 King Street Tower Hill.
J & C. Walker, Sculpt.
Great Britain. Admiralty. Hydrographic Office
Place of Publication
London, Eng.
Date of Original
pub. 28 July 1828, Corrected to Dec. 1863
Date Of Event
survey: 1817
Language of Item
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.6347061393299 Longitude: -79.3705403808594
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Plan of Toronto Harbour, Lake Ontario [1863]