Genesee River

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
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Port of Genesee
The port of Genesee, leading to the City of Rochester, is situated on the W. side of the emboucheur of the Genesee River.

It is protected from the violence of the Lake gales by piers about 2,000 feet long, running N. E. and S. W. into the Lake, and 400 feet apart. The river is narrow and tortuous, rendering it difficult to beat up; but the wharves, when once reached, afford every accommodation and shelter.


The beacon light is on the end of the W. pier; the range or main lighthouse is 83 feet high, and built on the hill side; these must be brought in line to shew the direction of the west pier. Both these lights are bright and stationary.

In making this port from the westward, bring the pier light to bear S. S. E., and in running into the harbour, keep the pier light a little more than a vessel's length to the eastward of the lighthouse.


About twenty feet off the end of the W. pier there are some piles and a sunken crib, which must be given a wide berth.

NOTE.-In Owen's and Herbert's Charts, a shoal having only eight feet of water is laid down, midway between Braddock's Point and the pier ends. This supposed danger has no existence, there being plenty of water everywhere to within a short distance of the shore.


From Genesee River to Presqu' Isle, N. 1/2 W. 60 miles.

" " Mid-channel between Real and False Ducks, N. E. 75 m.

" " Galloo Island Lighthouse, N. E 2 E. 87 miles.

" " Oswego E. by N. 1/2 N. 66 miles.

" " Braddock's Point, N. W. by W. 10 miles.

From Braddock's Point to Port Dalhousie, first W. by N. till opposite Oak Orchard Creek, then W. by S. 90 miles.

" " Toronto, W. by N. 1/4 W., 110 miles.

" " Cobourg, N. W. by N. 67 miles.


When off Rochester, allow 1° for variation of compass.


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