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.
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.
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.