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Oswego Advertiser & Times (Oswego, NY), Friday, Feb. 17, 1871

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Great Commercial Improvement. - The Midland Coal Depot. - The arrangements are now complete for the establishment of the Coal Depot of the Delaware & Hudson Coal Company in this city, which is an enterprise of great magnitude, and the most important accession to her commercial interests that Oswego has ever received at any one time.

The Coal Company, in conjunction with the New York & Oswego Midland Railroad Company, have secured 466 feet of river front in the East Cove, which is the most desirable location that could possibly be selected, both for convenience in shipping coal, and as a point of easy access for the railroad. The property embraces a large area, which will be ample for the extensive trestle work required, and the depositing of unlimited stocks of the various descriptions of coal.

The erection of a portion of the trestle is to be proceeded with immediately, the plans being now entirely complete at the engineer's office of the Midland Railroad, and contracts have been made for the timber and other material required. The Company advertise for tenders for performing the work of construction, and the builders of the city will probably loose little time in examining the specifications at the Engineer's Office, and making up their estimates. It is designed to have on section of the trestle completed by the opening of navigation, to afford facilities for shipping coal on vessels and the rate of one thousand tons per day, this requiring the admission of to the coal wharf of only one vessel at a time.

This section will have an elevation of forty feet above the water, and will embrace ten pockets, each capable of containing 100 tons of coal. The whole work is to be hastened to completion as early as practicable, and in a few weeks hence the coal cars of the Midland Railroad will run down to the East Cove.

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Oswego Advertiser & Times (Oswego, NY), Friday, Feb. 17, 1871