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.
|Liverpool or Pickering Harbour
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.
DEPTH OF WATER.
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.
Return to Home Port electronic edition is based on the original in the collection of the
Marine Museum of the Great Lakes at Kingston.