The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), March 12, 1856

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To Seamen.

Oswego, March 10, 1856

Mr. Editor - Please insert these few lines in your paper as questions to the seamen of Oswego: -

First: - Suppose two vessels leave Oswego, one steering a west course, making 7 knots 2 fathoms per hour, making 4o 15' leeway, with her larboard tacks aboard; the second vessel steers N 84o 3'W, making 6 knots and 5 fathoms headway, and 3o 4'5" leeway - at the expiration of 12 hours how far are they apart, and how far is each vessel from her true course?

Second Question: - In sailing on the Lake, I suppose I am abreast of a light-house, its light being 75 feet above the level of the sea; I cannot see it from the deck; I go to the topsail yard, which is 68 feet above the water, from there I see the light. Another vessel in shore sees the light at the same time from her deck, 10 feet above the surface of the water. How far is each vessel from the light, and how far are the vessels apart in statute miles? A Seaman.

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Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), March 12, 1856