The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oswego Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), Mon., April 12, 1858


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Oswego And Its Business

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The shipping and grain merchants represent a capital, the influence of which is felt not only at home but through the whole western country. Located in a port which affords the greatest facilities on Lake Ontario for transportation to the seaboard, or inland places; possessing a safe and capacious harbor; provided with greater accommodations for the receipt and delivery of cargoes than any other post on the Lake and having the shortest and cheapest route of inland communication with the Atlantic seaboard, it must still continue to command the main portion of that grain business which seeks an eastern market.

The houses assuming the charge of that business as Owners, Forwarders and Shippers at this port must necessarily be viewed from a distance with anxiety and caution, and we feel proud to assert that they court the closest scrutiny. The late commercial panic which in its tornado-like progress over our land has swept away many of the oldest and reputed strongest firms in the country, has only effected one or two firms in Oswego, and those only through their dependence on others and not through any inadvertency or recklessness of their own.

We may fairly boast that Oswego has stood the brunt of the storm with less injury either to herself or others than any other commercial city in the State, and is now prepared to enter upon the coming season with cautious foresight, and her wonted energy, and in a safe and legitimate business to compete with places many times larger.

We subjoin a list of our Ship Owners, grain and Commission merchants and Shippers, which presents an array of capital, commercial integrity and well earned confidence - to them Oswego owes much of its worth and prosperity, and on them it must continue to depend to bring hither a vast amount of business, which in its ramifications touches every trade, class and profession in the city. We introduce the following to our distant readers with more than ordinary pleasure:

Produce, Commission and Shipping Merchants

A.S. Norton, Tozer & Johnson, C.L. Gleeson, George Seeley, J.D. Colver, B. Hagaman, R.W. Webb, Rob't. S. Perry, H.C. Wright, William Crawford, Carrington & Preston, Buckhout, Wheeler & Hastongs, A.H. Hovey & Co., R.O. Ross, Merrick & Co., Doolitt,e Irwin & Wright, Ames & Sloan, Thomas H. Mott, Penfield, Lyon & Co., W.H. Herrick, w. Lewis, Alvord, Dane & Co.

Shipping and Commission Merchants and Dealers in Salt

Avery & Co., Hunter Crane, Tozer & Johnson, D.B. Staats, agent for salt, caustic lime and plaster; Millard & Carter, Commissions, coal and salt dealers.

Forwarding Merchants

Isaacs & Co., New York, Oswego and Western Line.
A.C. Mattoon, Oswego Transportation Co.
Penfield, Lyon & Co., Old Black Ball Line
oolittle, Irwin & Wright, Red Ball Line.
Baker & Avery, A Line of Schooners.
L.B. Crocker, Troy and Oswego Line
A.H. Hovey, New Oswego Line
Alvord, Dane & Co., Old Oswego Line
William Avery, Syracuse and Oswego Line.
A.H. Burch, Agenty Troy Tow Boat Line.
R.H. Pattison, Agent Old Line Troy Boats

To give some idea of the extent of business passing through those Houses, we give the total aggregate of the single articles of grain and flour for the last four years:

Flour, bbls.................................2,981,15
Wheat, bus...........................21,598,540
Corn, bus.............................11,086,847
Rye, bus....................................788,175
Barley, bus...............................664,880
Peas, bus.................................101,715
Oats, bus..................................785,754

Aggregate of tonnage received and cleared at Oswego by Canal for the last three years:
Total tons..................................1,880,718

Amount of Lumber received in the years 1856 and 1857:
Total feet...................................214,861,403


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Date of Original:
Mon., April 12, 1858
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GLN.290
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
Richard Palmer
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Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
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Oswego Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), Mon., April 12, 1858