The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily Palladium (Oswego, NY), Monday, Feb. 9, 1857

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We have the pleasure of announcing to the public and commercial interests abroad, that the Oswego harbor is now open. Lake Ontario is entirely clear of ice, so for as any observation can be made from this vicinity. In fact there has been very little ice in the Lake this winter, and now the blue waters of Ontario appear as clear as in mid summer. There is, therefore, nothing to prevent the resumption of commerce with our Canadian friends. If the ports on the North shore of the Lake are open, which we presume is the fact or will be at all events in a very few days. - The Oswego harbor is generally open during the winter season, the winter of '55-56 being the first exception in a long time; and the present season there has been more or less ice in the river, but the Lake has been clear most of the time. As we have already remarked, our harbor and Lake are open, and we do not apprehend any probability of any further embargo by ice at this advanced stage of the season. If the weather continues favorable, the Welland Canal will be open in a short time, and give us access to the Upper Lakes, as soon as the ice embargo is removed from Lake Erie. We have reason to expect an extremely early resumption of commerce from Oswego to all points in Canada and the west.

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Richard Palmer
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Daily Palladium (Oswego, NY), Monday, Feb. 9, 1857