The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Tues., April 7, 1857

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Donation From Upper Lake Captains to Capt. Daniel King. Several Captains from the Upper Lake ports, yesterday made a very liberal donation of their regard for Capt. Daniel King, of the schooner Thornton, by a very handsome and appropriate present. The present consisted of a substantially made and highly finished "boot-jack," constructed of white oak plank three inches in thickness, and the article itself is 4 feet 6 inches in length by 14 inches in breadth, and the jaws are capable of pulling off a boot from No. 14 to No. 38 in size.

The machine was manufactured in Baker's shipyard, and the whole affair was entirely unbeknown to Capt. King till the time of presentation, when it was delivered by a carman. No doubt the Captain will hold the generous donors in high regard for their kind remembrance in sending him an article of such practical utility. the Captain heretofore has been obliged to go to the forks of the road.

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Richard Palmer
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Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Tues., April 7, 1857