The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oswego Advertiser & Times (Oswego, NY), May 21, 1867

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The excavation at Carrington's Dry Dock, foot of West First street, is going on rapidly. About 75 men are employed, and over 1,500 yards of stone now lie on the ground, having been already hauled out. Most of these are suitable for building purposes, and are being sold in quantities to suit purchasers. Nitro-glycerine is still employed in blasting. Some idea of its power and effectiveness can be formed when we state that at one blast recently, enough stone was broken up to keep the teams hauling the greater part of two days. Mr. Hart, who has the contract, informs us that he expects to finish the work of excavation in about six weeks.

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May 21, 1867
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Richard Palmer
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Oswego Advertiser & Times (Oswego, NY), May 21, 1867