The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oswego Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), Dec. 10, 1850

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Oswego Lumber Market.

A new firm has been formed in this city, as will be seen in our advertising columns, for the purpose of conducting a general lumber business. The Company is composed of active and enterprising business men, who have ample means, and who contemplate building up an extensive lumber market at this point, one of the most eligible for the business in the State.

The business is to be conducted in the name of Colver, Rathbun & Co. Mr. Colver has long been engaged in the business, and is a gentleman of large experience andmuch business tact. The company have secured a long lease of the Island on the East side, where the heft of the lumber business of the city is done, where they have a large building with a steam engine and all the requisite machinery for dressing lumber.

They have in operation Woodbury's new and latest improved plaining machines. They plain boards, split panel stuff, clapboards, &c., and prepare all kinds of lumber for use to order. They are making sales, and supplying a large district of country on the line of railroads and canals with dressed lumber, for which there is an unlimited market. Mr. Colver has done much the past season in establishing a market, and with his experience and energy, he will no doubt conduct the business successfully and to the profit of the company and the credit of the city.

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Richard Palmer
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Oswego Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), Dec. 10, 1850