Port Hope

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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
Table of Illustrations

Port Hope
Twenty-three miles E. 1/2 N. of Darlington is Port Hope Harbour, which is formed by running two rows of piers or crib work out into 13 feet water, having a pond or basin at their inner or northern extremity.

During a South, S. E., or S. W., gale, this Port cannot be made by large vessel drawing over 9 feet water with safety, owing to the tremendous swell rolling in from the Lake; besides which, the piers being only 125 feet apart at the mouth, and the basin very small, there is not room to check the speed of a vessel, or to snub her,. without danger to herself or others.

During a southerly gale, also, the swell in the basin is so great as to cause much injury to vessels by rubbing.

From any wind N. of E. or W., however, this is a perfectly safe and snug harbour.


The Lighthouse is built on the E. pier, - a fixed white light.


See Cobourg.


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