Daily News (Kingston, ON), June 14, 1856
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p.2 more on ferry boat disaster.
Another Attempt To Raise The Atlantic - The Conneaut Reporter says a company of capitalists are manufacturing a large number of buoys at Osbornville, some 12 miles south of Conneaut, designed for raising sunken vessels in the lake. They are made in the shape of a barrel, about 10 feet in length, and some three feet in diameter in the middle. The staves are white ash, 2 inches thick and strongly hooped with iron. To these buoys hooks are attached; they are then sunk around and fastened to the hull of the wreck. Each buoy is calculated to raise a ton in weight, and when enough of them are sunk, will bring up from the bottom any sized vessel, no matter how large. The company propose soon to make a trial of these buoys in raising the wreck of the Atlantic, sunk 2 or 3 years ago off Long Point.
p.3 Oswego Times lists 48 vessels en route there.
Imports - 12,13; Exports - 12, 13.
June 16, 1856
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- Rick Neilson
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