The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), July 16, 1857

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A Friendly Trial Between The Tugs Ontario and H. Perry, Jr. - last evening at about 7 o'clock, the tugs Ontario and H. Perry, Jr., had a friendly trial of speed in the Lake. The two tugs started abreast from the tug Bloore in front of the West Pier and run about four miles out and back. The race was a beautiful one and both tugs worked admirably. On entering the harbor on their return, the Ontario passed the light house about 3 1/2 minutes ahead of the Perry, according to the statement of Hunter Crane, Esq., and 2 min. 5 sec. according to Mr. Avery and Mr. Woodward, who timed them. We have not seen the judges, if there were any. Both of the tugs are worthy of the pride of their owners and the city, and the difference in the speed in this trial is not such as to amount to a difference in their value in practical service.

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Richard Palmer
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Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), July 16, 1857