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 Oakville
The Port of Oakville is 22 miles W. 1/2 S. of Toronto, and 14 miles N. E. by N. of Burlington Canal.

The piers, which are about 100 feet apart, run nearly N. and S. in the Lake, into twelve feet water. Within there is a basin, which if properly dredged would afford excellent shelter and accommodation to a large number of vessels. As it now exists, there is little more than a channel by which schooners of 200 tons are enabled to run up to the storehouse to load or unload.


The lighthouse is built on the East Pier ; although forty feet high, it is so bad as to be scarcely visible six or seven miles in the Lake.


Between this port and Port Credit there is a shoal, and numerous large boulders extend a considerable distance out from the shore, which should not be approached nearer than a mile.


From Oakville to Toronto, N. E. 2 E. 22 miles.

" Burlington Canal, S. W. by S.14 miles.

" Port Dalhousie, S. E. by S. 32 miles.

" Niagara, E. N. E. 40 miles.

" Devil's Nose, E. 1/4 S. 100 miles.

" Long Point, E. by N. 155 miles.


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