The harbour is formed by a strong breakwater of rip-rap or crib-work, stretching across the head of the bay, by which it is separated from the Lake; thus is enclosed a capacious basin, the entrance to which is at its eastern extremity, between piers running south a considerable distance into the Lake, 250 feet apart, and with 13 or 14 feet water in the channel.
The lighthouse, a is 12 feet high, built on the end of the west pier, (which extends a little further into the Lake than the east,) having a fixed white light, badly seen in approaching from the E. or W. but good from the southward.
On entering this harbour, blowing fresh from the S. S. E. or S. W., steer for the Red Store House, keeping as close to it as safety will permit; then luff your vessel sharply to the wind, back the topsails, to check her way, and anchor as indicated in the chart.
COURSES AND DISTANCES.
Return to Home Portelectronic edition is based on the original in the collection of the Marine Museum of the Great Lakes at Kingston.