The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), June 11, 1873

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Along the Docks. - A strange looking steam craft, the Smith M. Weed, made her appearance in our harbor yesterday. She was formerly the Charles Magee, and plied on Seneca Lake. She goes hence to Lake Champlain, having been purchased by the large lumber firm of Burleigh & Marshall, Whitehall. Captain Manville, is in command of the craft, is an old Champlain sailor.

She has a locomotive boiler and two locomotive engines as propelling power. The wheel is amidships in the center of the boat and is of the reversible paddle pattern. It is claimed she can do ten knots per hour.

The steam barge Lothair, Captain J. Strickland, arrived in port yesterday with 307m feet of lumber, and in 5 1/4 hours was unloaded and ready to leave. She was consigned to J.K. Post Co., and was given the dispatch usually given by I.W. Raven, the efficient manager of the docks. The gang of men that unloaded the barge, consists of sixteen able fellows, and is known as the Burns gang. Capt. Strickland is willing to wager $500 that his barge can be unloaded in less time at Oswego, than at Ogdensburg, or any point on the lakes.

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Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), June 11, 1873