The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Tues., June 23, 1857

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The Divers on Lake Ontario. - The Rochester Union learns that a party of divers are now engaged in recovering the cargoes of sunken steamers in Lake Ontario. The propeller "J.W. Brooks," which went down in a gale with all on board, has been found in eighty feet of water, three miles from False Ducks Light, and an anchor was put on board a buoy. The water was so cold that the divers could not work, so the wreck is to be towed into twenty feet water, and the cargo of pork, flour and copper removed.

The divers have also found the wreck of the steam Ocean Wave, which was burned four years ago, and placed a buoy over her, and will look after her remains when the Brooks has been taken care of. The propeller Boston and other vessels lie at the bottom of the Lake, which should claim the attention of these divers.

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Richard Palmer
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Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Tues., June 23, 1857