Table of Contents

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
Table of Illustrations

Port of Oshawa
The Port of Oshawa is 6 miles E. of Whitby. It is situated in the bend of a small bay, and consists of a well constructed wharf, running out from the main land into 10 feet water.


At the south end of the wharf there is a small store-house painted red, and under the angle formed by the roof, is placed a large lamp, which serves the purpose of a lighthouse.

This port is well secured from any wind north if E. or W., but sadly exposed to the Southward of these points.

The west side of the bay of Oshawa is formed by a high clay bank, almost perpendicular towards the Lake, on the extreme point of which stand three or four trees.


The E. point is called Oshawa Island, bearing S. by E. from the wharf: the water here is very shoal, and a reef of large boulders extends into the Lake S. E. for 300 or 400 yards, which must be given a wide berth.

From the point of land about midway between Whitby and Oshawa, there is another reef of large boulders running out E. S. E. into the Lake.


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