The Port of Oakville is 22 miles W. 1/2 S. of Toronto, and 14 miles N. E. by N. of Burlington Canal.
|Port of Oakville
The piers, which are about 100 feet apart, run nearly N. and S. in the Lake, into twelve feet water. Within there is a basin, which if properly dredged would afford excellent shelter and accommodation to a large number of vessels. As it now exists, there is little more than a channel by which schooners of 200 tons are enabled to run up to the storehouse to load or unload.
The lighthouse is built on the East Pier ; although forty feet high, it is so bad as to be scarcely visible six or seven miles in the Lake.
Between this port and Port Credit there is a shoal, and numerous large boulders extend a considerable distance out from the shore, which should not be approached nearer than a mile.
COURSES AND DISTANCES.
From Oakville to Toronto, N. E. 2 E. 22 miles.
" Burlington Canal, S. W. by S.14 miles.
" Port Dalhousie, S. E. by S. 32 miles.
" Niagara, E. N. E. 40 miles.
" Devil's Nose, E. 1/4 S. 100 miles.
" Long Point, E. by N. 155 miles.
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