The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oswego Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), Saturday, Oct. 9, 1858


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Bethel Meeting. -- Our harbor presented a very beautiful and animated appearance on Sunday. There must have been upwards of a hundred and fifty sail of vessels in port, they they lay from two to seven deep on each side of the river from the bridge down. Their colors were all flying at half-mast, the British and American ensigns and streamers harmoniously waving together, presenting an exceedingly gay and enlivened spectacle, with a tinge of gloom in remembrance of the melancholy fate of the Osprey, and the loss of life by her.

In the afternoon, Rev. Mr. Phelps, Bethel Minister, held a religious service on the deck of the vessel opposite the City Hall. There was a very large concourse of people present, including sailors and others, who gave great attention and seemed deeply interested. A considerable number of Bibles and tracts were distributed among the hardy seamen, who received them with manifest pleasure and satisfaction.


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Date of Original:
Saturday, Oct. 9, 1858
Local identifier:
GLN.3122
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
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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Oswego Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), Saturday, Oct. 9, 1858