The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oswego Free Press (Oswego, NY), Dec. 4, 1833

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Note: In an article headlined "The Western Trade," signed by "An Old Merchant" to promote trade via the lakes, it states):

"The risk of Lake Ontario, during the months of navigation, I am persuaded is not greater than of Long Island Sound. The best proof is, that since steam-boats have been introduced on the lake, (and there are now between thirty and forty, large and small, on Lake Ontario), there have been but two boats lost, viz: - the Martha Ogden, in the summer of 1832 - a miserable old boat of about 30 horsepower, belonging to the port of Oswego - and the John By, belonging to Upper Canada, during this summer. The John By was a botched concern from the beginning, and neither she nor the Martha Ogden would in fact have been looked upon as seaworthy, or as ensurable vessels, at the time they were lost."

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Richard Palmer
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Oswego Free Press (Oswego, NY), Dec. 4, 1833