The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily Palladium (Oswego, NY), Saturday, Sept. 15, 1855

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Some years ago Capt. Child commanded the Oneida, on Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence. It was the custom, in those days, for the steamer to call at Oak Point whenever a signal-light was shown, indicating that passengers wished to go on. On a dark and stormy night the signal was shown, and the Oneida was on at the dock - built of poles and logs. No sooner was she alongside than a stalwart fellow jumped aboard, and demanded to know the price of passage to Alexandria Bay. "Twenty-five cents" was the answer, in Captain Child's most insinuating manner. "I'll be d--d if I'll give that," was the prompt reply, and the would-be traveler jumped ashore as suddenly as he had come aboard. The Oneida went on her way, her Captain a sadder, if not a wiser man. - Exchange

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Daily Palladium (Oswego, NY), Saturday, Sept. 15, 1855