The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Commercial Press (Pultneyville, NY), September, 1867

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The Sea Serpent As the story has gone the rounds of the press, that a sea serpent has been seen in our lake by parties at different times, it would perhaps be well to state for the benefit of the public, the facts in the case as they have been told to us.

Mr. Henry Stowell, of Oswego, says he owns the animal of which so much has been said having imported him at great expense from the Humbug Islands. he keeps him at Blind Sodus at which place he has him boarded during the hot weather, and as soon as the weather becomes cool he intends to skim him and have it stuffed, of which men are coming from New Bedford for that purpose.

He sands him from Oswego two old canal horses a week, of which costs him but a trifle, and they are towed up behind the American Steamers, are cut adrift in the lake when opposite that place, when they are then towed in by boats for his use. It has been the intention of Mr. Stowell to keep him under close confinement, and for this purpose only was Blind Sodus selected for his home. He has occasionally stolen away and visit different localities about the lake, and when he has been seen, has made hideous noises in imitation of the parties present. Mr S. , has now sent up a horse tamer to subdue him.

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Richard Palmer
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Commercial Press (Pultneyville, NY), September, 1867