The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Geneva Palladium (Geneva, NY), Dec. 4, 1822


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From the Pittsburgh Statesman, Nov. 12.

There is now lying at the mouth of Wayne-street, in this city, a shallop rigged Keel Boat, thirty-five feet long, with several families on board, who embarked in this boat at the mouth of Wood creek, head of the Oneida Lake, state of New-York. - The course pursued to reach Pittsburgh, was by passing down the Oneida Lake and thro' Oswego river into Lake Ontario, thence up to the Niagara to within five miles of the Falls. The vessel was then carried round the Falls on wheels, and placed in the river two miles above the Falls; then pursued her course to Portland, on Lake Erie, and was again placed on wheels, and carried sevwen miles along a good road to the Chatauqua Lake and creek into Conewaga creek-entered the Alleghany river at Warren, Erie county, Pa. and arrived safe at Pittsburgh. Facts like these are worth preserving and their diffusion may be of ultimate utility. It is also a practical evidence, that a water communication between Pittsburgh and New-York can be opened without difficulty.

Pultney Ville, July 17th, 1826.

We the undersigned, certify from the best of our knowledge, for the information of those whom it may concern, that Thomas Tomkins, Capt. of the Schooner Phoebe, and the crew belonging to the said vessel, as well as the inhabitants of this village, did all in their power to save the cargo and said vessel, and that it was in no way the Captain's neglect that the said vessel and cargo was lost, but entirely owing to a very severe North East storm of wind.

RUSSELL WHIPPLE,

JOHN MASON,

HORATIO N. THROOP,

J. B. SELLY,

GEO. D. PHELPS


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Date of Original:
Dec. 4, 1822
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GLN.782
Language of Item:
English
  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 43.27979 Longitude: -77.18609
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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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Geneva Palladium (Geneva, NY), Dec. 4, 1822