The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oswego Advertiser & Times (Oswego, NY), Oct. 17, 1870

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A Historical Craft. - The tug Oswego, which has been employed this season in towing barges across the lake to this port, and which is just now lying at the railway wharf opposite our office, has an interesting history. She was brought here from Philadelphia about fifteen years ago, and was commanded by the veteran Capt. Joseph Kimball.

From here she went to the Detroit River, and was engaged for some years in towing and wrecking in those waters. After a singularly fortunate career in this line she was purchased by the government during the war, and throughout that memorable contest she became almost as well known on the James River and at Cape Hatteras, Mobile and New Orleans, and other important places, as she had been on the lakes. Very few better crafts have ever floated on fresh water. While in the government service her engine was altered from high pressure to low pressure.

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Oct. 17, 1870
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Richard Palmer
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Oswego Advertiser & Times (Oswego, NY), Oct. 17, 1870