The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oswego County Whig (Oswego, NY), Wed., Aug. 17, 1842

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Trip to Syracuse - Last week we took a trip to Syracuse and home again, on board the Packet "Frontier," Capt. F. Rood; and seldom indeed have we enjoyed ourselves better, or been more highly gratified with all around us, and this made us satisfied with ourselves. Any body who has ever travelled the route from Syracuse to Oswego, or from the latter to the former place, on our boats, will need no praise at our hands to induce them to give this route the preference - they well know, and have on more than one occasion expressed publicly the pleasure the trip has afforded them.

The fare, the comfort, the beauty of the scenery, and above all, the kind attentions of all on board, from the Captain to the most humble waiter, were the topic of frequent remark during our short cruise up the Oswego river and canal. The Captain particularly, was unceasing in his exertions to contribute to the comfort and convenience of the numerous passengers who availed themselves of this delightful route for the west; and when we arrived the time for "turning in," he was the last to seek repose, and when at least he found "tired nature's sweet restorer, balmy sleep," absolutely necessary, he was compelled to seek the drowsy god upon the cabin floor.

For a man like him, who enjoys the comforts of this world, whether in the enjoyment of sleep or the thousand other et ceteras which give a zest to life's rough journey, to make such sacrifices for the convenience of others, in our estimation constituted true politeness. "May his shadow never grow less."

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Peter Warwick
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Oswego County Whig (Oswego, NY), Wed., Aug. 17, 1842