Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Ontario Repository (Canandaigua, NY), Tues., May 6, 1817
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On Monday the 21st of April ult. the fast sailing schooner Niagara, Capt. Trowbridge, of 60 tons burthen, from Oswego, belonging to Messrs. Townsend, Bronson & Co., of that place, arrived at the new village of Carthage, with 100 bbls of salt, consigned to Messrs. Norton, Beach & Strong, and merchandize for Mr. Harvey Kimbal, and left the following day for Ogdensburgh, with flour. This is the first vessel which has visited the village of Carthage.

On Saturday the 16th ult., arrived at same place, the Steam Boat Ontario, from Sacket's Harbor. This beautiful vessel has been built at great expense, is fitted up in a very superior style, and furnished with every convenience and accommodation for carrying 100 passengers.

Unfortunately, in cutting her way out of Sacket's Harbor through the ice, she injured one of her whiles, which afterwards failed her. This experiment, however, has furnished, to those interested in her, very flattering assurances of the perfect practicability and safety of navigating the Lake with her, and of the eventual success of her operations. She left Genesee river on Sunday evening, with the use of only one wheel, and as we have since learned, arrived in safety at Sacket's Harbor on the day following.

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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 43.94923 Longitude: -76.12076
Richard Palmer
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Ontario Repository (Canandaigua, NY), Tues., May 6, 1817