The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Wed., April 21, 1841

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The Buffalonians are much annoyed about Ericsson's Propellers; at least we should judge from the tone of their papers. And well they may, for this valuable improvement in the application of steam power will transfer the forwarding business from Buffalo to Oswego. Within less than three years nineteen twentieths of all the goods destined to the upper lakes will pass through Oswego, despite the young or the old lion of the west.

The city of Buffalo will then stand "solitary an alone," far removed from the great thoroughfare between the Atlantic and the "far west." This is a sad, a gloomy prospect for our neighbors - they have our deep and lasting sympathy. There is one way, and only one in which this great calamity can be averted from our sister city, and we hasten to point it out to our neighbors so that they can avail themselves of it before it is too late.

It is this. Abandon, destroy, and annihilate at once the great Buffalo humbugs, the enlargement of the canal west of Syracuse, and apply a portion of the ten o fifteen millions of dollars which it will cost to dig this big ditch along the banks of Lake Ontario, in constructing a steamboat canal from Lewiston to Buffalo; this will keep the Buffalonians "on the right track," and nothing else will do it.


The Bark Clarion, propelled by the Ericsson invention, sailed from New York to Havana, on Wednesday last. She went down to bay against wind and tide at the rate of six and a half miles per hour. Every experiment of this improvement gives new assurance of its importance.

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Richard Palmer
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Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Wed., April 21, 1841