The town of Niagara is a mile S. of Fort Mississauga, on its W. bank, where there are extensive wharves ; and the village of Youngstown, which is nearly opposite Niagara on the east side has also good wharves and accommodation for shipping.
The lighthouse is 78 feet high, and placed on the top of Fort Niagara, which is built on the E. side of the mouth of the river. It has a bright stationary light, which can be seen ten or twelve miles off.
On entering this river, keep near its centre, and bring Fort Niagara to bear S. E. by E. When W. or W. by S. of the Fort, the shores become bold, and may be approached to within a short distance, especially on the E. side.
Extending into the Lake for about a mile N. W. of Fort Niagara is a shoal with only six feet of water on it, and under Fort Mississauga on the W. bank there is another shoal, extending E. N. and N. W.
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Return to Home Portelectronic edition is based on the original in the collection of the Marine Museum of the Great Lakes at Kingston.