The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oswego Advertiser & Times (Oswego, NY), Nov. 19, 1869

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Oswego Harbor. - John Austen photographed the harbor a few days since, when the river was spanned by shipping below the bridge and the lower harbor was filled with craft of all kinds. The view is taken from an eminence on Oneida street, and presents a portion of the trestle-work of the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western R.R. in the foreground, with a full vew of the east side mills and elevators, with the Lake in the distance.

The harbor and river present a complete forest of masts and spars, the whole showing off to the best possible advantage. The time very rarely occurs when so much of the shipping and business of this port can be taken at one view. Austen seized upon the opportunity, and has done his work well.

We have frequently been struck with the fact that outside of them having business connections with Oswego, so little is known of the magnitude of its commerce. This picture by Austen presents a favorable opportunity of advertising Oswego. Our business houses should purchase copies as presents to their correspondents elsewhere. It would please the recipients and, display in their counting rooms, would give strangers a more adequate idea of the commerce of Oswego than anything else we can think of.

It would be a good thing if one of these views were displayed in rooms of the Boards of Trade in the principal cities west and east.

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Richard Palmer
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Oswego Advertiser & Times (Oswego, NY), Nov. 19, 1869