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is situated between the town and the river Don. Vessels of all sizes may be conveniently built here, and a kind of terrace or second bank, in front of the town, affords an excellent situation for a rope walk. The remains of the old French fort Toronto stands a little to the westward of the present garrison, and the river Huniber discharges itself into lake Ontario, about two miles and a half west of that ; on this river and the Don are excellent mills, and all the waters abound in fish. In winter the harbour is frozen, and affords excellent ice for the amusement of northern countries, driving in trai. neaus. The climate of York is temperate, and well sheltered from the northerly winds by the high lands in the rear. The Yonge-street leads from hence to lake Sinicoe, and the Dundas-street crosses the rear of the town.
York Township is in the east riding of the coun. ty of York, and lies to the west of Scarborough, having the river Humber for its western limit; its front is principally occupied by a long sandy beach, which forms the harbour. The rest of the township in front is open to lake Ontario.
Table of Latitudes and Longitudes, from the
information hitherto received.
42 Ditto River's Mouth| 41 Erie Fort
42 Grand Remou
42 Long Point carry
41 ing-place Michilimackinac 45 Michigan Lake
41 south end Manitou Islands 44 Niagara Oswego
43 Ontario, Lake,
43 head of, St. Regis
43 15 47
Sketch of the Islands in the following Lakes of
Lake Ontario ..
Isle de Petit Cataraqui
bilan Isle Grange Lake Superior. Isle de Minatte