The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily Times (Oswego, NY), Jan. 3, 1851

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Lake Business of Oswego

We give, under our commercial head, a statement, showing the principal articles imported by lake into Oswego, during the past season, with the total value of our lake trade for a series of years. Our statement of the articles imported is by no means full, the trade of Oswego, embracing the ports of Port Ontario, Sodus, Pultneyville, &c., not being included. Considerable discrepancy appears in the lake and canal shipments, growing out of the variety of amount of articles which enter into the local trade of the city and county of Oswego.

Although we are far behind Buffalo in the tonnage and value of our trade, our progress for a series of years, shows that we are making rapid strides towards an equality with that city. For the first time, we have beat Buffalo in the importation of the leading article of wheat during the past season, about 200,000 bushels. In our foreign trade, we beat all the rest of the lake ports together. The foreign imports of the three prominent articles of flour, wheat and lumber at Oswego and Buffalo, during the season of 1850, compares as follows:

Flour, bbls260,87413,910
Wheat, bushels1,094,44438,833
Lumber, feet50,685,68212,206,168

For the importations at Buffalo, we have adopted the shipments by canal of Canadian articles from that city, which probably exhibit very nearly the entire imports of the articles named.

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Richard Palmer
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Daily Times (Oswego, NY), Jan. 3, 1851