The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily Times (Oswego, NY), Mon., June 22, 1857

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Strange Mirage on Lake Ontario

To the editor of the Oswego Daily Times

I see an extract from your journal going the rounds, describing the Mirage of Lake Ontario. May I add one? In the fall of 1842, just after leaving Pultneyville in the steamer Express, the flag-staff on Fort Ontario, in your city, some 60 miles distant, was plainly visible.

Captain Throop, and a few others, witnessed the phenomenon.

Close observers of Lake Ontario have cause for wonder in its recessions and returns, its currents, which at times baffle the mariner in his "log."

But it has its charms as well. Its deep, bright water - its mirage - and the gorgeous beauty of some of its October sunsets.


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Richard Palmer
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Daily Times (Oswego, NY), Mon., June 22, 1857