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For want of a lighthouse : guiding ships through the graveyard of Lake Ontario 1828-1914

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No safe harbours for steamboats or sailing vessels could be found along an isolated 70-mile stretch of eastern Lake Ontario, dominated by the irregular-shaped Prince Edward County peninsula. Frequent storms, rocky reefs and sandy shoals were among the many dangers facing 19th Century mariners. So many shipwrecks mark one narrow and shallow underwater ridge in the region that it became known as "the graveyard of Lake Ontario." It was on these shores, from Presqu'ile Bay to Kingston harbour and along the Bay of Quinte, that a remarkable network of forty-five lighthouses and light towers was built between 1828 and 1914.

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Lyons Public Library 387.1 SEG (Text)
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1001 . ‡aSeguin, Marc. ‡eauthor.
24510. ‡aFor want of a lighthouse : ‡bguiding ships through the graveyard of Lake Ontario 1828-1914 / ‡cMarc Seguin.
250 . ‡a2nd edition.
260 . ‡a[Place of publication not identified] : ‡bOntario History Press, ‡c2019.
264 4. ‡c©2019
300 . ‡a509 pages : ‡billustrations, maps ; ‡c24 cm
336 . ‡atext ‡btxt ‡2rdacontent
336 . ‡astill image ‡bsti ‡2rdacontent
336 . ‡acartographic image ‡bcri ‡2rdacontent
337 . ‡aunmediated ‡bn ‡2rdamedia
338 . ‡avolume ‡bnc ‡2rdacarrier
4900 . ‡aDocumentary history series
500 . ‡a"Originally published by Trafford Publishing, 2015, under the title "For want of a lighthouse : ‡bbuilding the lighthouses of eastern Lake Ontario 1828-1914."
504 . ‡aIncludes bibliographical (pages 475-493) references and index.
520 . ‡aNo safe harbours for steamboats or sailing vessels could be found along an isolated 70-mile stretch of eastern Lake Ontario, dominated by the irregular-shaped Prince Edward County peninsula. Frequent storms, rocky reefs and sandy shoals were among the many dangers facing 19th Century mariners. So many shipwrecks mark one narrow and shallow underwater ridge in the region that it became known as "the graveyard of Lake Ontario." It was on these shores, from Presqu'ile Bay to Kingston harbour and along the Bay of Quinte, that a remarkable network of forty-five lighthouses and light towers was built between 1828 and 1914.
650 0. ‡aLighthouses ‡zCanada.
650 0. ‡aLighthouses ‡zCanada ‡xDesign and construction ‡xHistory.
905 . ‡ukriedener
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