The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily Times (Oswego, NY), April 17, 1857

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A Remarkable Mirage. - The phenomenon of mirage on Lake Ontario was witnessed by many of our citizens yesterday to a degree we have never before heard of. From the high point near the Fort, Prince Edward's Island, completely across the Lake on the Canada shore, could be seen distinctly.

The Duck and Galloo Islands were so plainly marked out that the trees and small objects on the shore were plainly seen. Even the ice in the Stoney Island passage leading to Sackett's Harbor, was visible. The atmosphere yesterday seems to have been in a peculiarly refracting condition calculated to produce this wonderful phenomenon to the greatest perfection. We believe the refraction has never before taken place to such an extend as to render the Canada shore visible on this side of the Lake.

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Richard Palmer
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Daily Times (Oswego, NY), April 17, 1857