Daily Times (Oswego, NY), Mon., May 2, 1853
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The Loss of the Ocean Wave
The burning of the British steamer Ocean Wave on the North shore of Lake Ontario on Saturday morning last, of which we give in another column all the details received, is the most melancholy disaster of the kind we have ever had to record on this Lake. Our information in relationto it is not sufficient to justify an opinion of the causes of the frightful disaster. Previous to this, steam navigation has been attended with few fatal disasters to human life on Lake Ontario, and indeed no serious ones to American built and managed steamers.
Our steamers have run with an exemption from accident and a security for passengers under all emergencies unparalleled upon our inland waters. We regret our neighbors on the other side are not equally successful, and that their steam navigation is not regulatged by laws, stringent as our own.
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- Richard Palmer
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