The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oswego Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), June 29, 1850

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Evening Promenade On The Lake. - The Piers are used for the double purpose of pleasure and utility. They protect the harbor from the severity of storms, and they furnish a most refreshing and beautiful promenade during the sultry evenings of summer. it is only to be feared that they will be carried away before the Government makes an appropriation to rebuild the defective portions of them.

But aside from their use as a protection to commerce, they are of great utility to the citizens, and contribute much to the health and comfort of all. On a warm, summer's evening hundreds of persons of both sexes enjoy the fresh breeze from the lake, and the unrivaled beauty of this inland ocean of waters.

At night, a land breeze almost invariably sets off upon the lake, and early in the evening, a fleet of vessels is often seen departing from the harbor, or dotting old Ontario in various directions. The sun-sets are particularly grand from this point. Those who never saw the sun go don in the ocean, realize it fully here.

Lake Ontario is a miniature ocean, the distance being at least one hundred miles to the opposite shore, the view of the sun-sets being nearly the length of the lake, as seen from the piers. The atmosphere there is usually refreshingly cool and the views faultlessly beautiful.

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Richard Palmer
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Oswego Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), June 29, 1850