The Port Of Liverpool, Or Pickering, Formerly Called Frenchman's Bay

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Title Page
Harbours And Port
Toronto Harbour, Or Bay
The Port Of Liverpool, Or Pickering, Formerly Called Frenchman's Bay
Whitby Harbour
Port Darlington
Raby Head
Bond Head, Or Port Of Newcastle
Port Hope
Presqu'isle Harbour
Scotch Bonnet Lighthouse
Weller's Bay
Kingston Harbour
Sackett's Harbour
Port Ontario
Oswego Harbour
Little Sodus Bay
Big Sodus Bay
Genesee River
Oak Orchard Creek
Niagara River
Port Dalhousie
Port Of Hamilton & Burlington Canal
Port Credit
Wellington Square, And Nelson Or Bronte
Port Britain
Extract From "An Act To Compel Vessels To Carry A Light During The Night And To Make Sundry Provisions To Regulate The Navigation Of The Waters Of This Province." 14 & 15 Victoria, Chap. 126
Royal Humane Society's Directions for the Reocvery Of The Apparently Drowned
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Liverpool or Pickering Harbour
This Port is 26 miles N. E. 1/2 E. of Toronto. It is formed by a deep bay running into the land, and separated from the Lake by a sandy and gravelly beach, through which the Harbour Company have cut a Canal 100 feet wide.


On the east pier there is a low miserable lighthouse, the light from which cannot be seen five miles in the Lake.

The harbour itself is well sheltered, being completely land-locked, but from the foulness of the bottom (principally from weeds) an anchor will not hold during a hard blow.


The average depth of water inside the bay is 9 feet 6 inches; at the outer mouth between the piers, 11 feet 6 inches ; and at the inner mouth 7 feet 6 inches.

Through this canal a current runs in and out with great regularity, once in about every four minutes.


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electronic edition is based on the original in the collection of the Marine Museum of the Great Lakes at Kingston.