The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
James Navagh (Schooner), 1 Oct 1857

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Mr. Jas. A. Baker having launched his last beautiful craft, the JAMES NAVAGH, the shipbuilding business at this port may be considered closed for the season, as other builders also, have little or no work on hand. The foot of West First street has certainly been the liveliest spot in Oswego, since the financial pressure set in, and we fear these hardy sons of toil who have been so long and constantly employed, will now feel the dull and trying times which bear so heavily on other branches of mechanical labor and enterprise, and we venture to say feel said when they see the last vestige of employment afloat.
There is, however, still hope ! away towards the setting sun is stored millions of bushels of grain; it has to come, - the tide of commerce may stagnate for a time, but like the pent up water will find its level, and we hope to see the old yard where so many beautiful vessels have been built, soon again the scene of action. As Mr. Baker has persevered to the last, we hope he will again be the first to resume.
      Oswego Palladium
      Monday, Nov. 2, 1857

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James Navagh (Schooner), 1 Oct 1857