The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oswego Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), Thurs., June 25, 1851

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The Editor of the Utica Gazette, Doct. Potter, who is out on a pleasure and fishing excursion, thus writes home to his paper:

We left Oswego at 8 o'clock this morning on board the crack boat of the lake, the Ontario, one of the excellent line, some of whose managers, are well known and highly esteemed fellow citizens. The boat, though perhaps strikingly superior, is decidedly not inferior to the others of the same line. It was built at French Creek (clayton) about three years ago, and is one of the rare specimens of comfort, cleanliness and order, which enhance the pleasures of travel over a pleasant route.

Capt. Throop, a seaman bred and born, now in his twenty-fifth year, on these waters, is a captain, whose unostentatious politeness assures all of his desire to consult their comforts, and to us especially, thanks perhaps to our friend Church, who has served his time as Clerk of one of the fine vessels on this line, he was particularly courteous. To him, to his clerk, Mr. Seymour, and the steward, Mr. Wormer, we are indebted for the kindness, which was an important flavor for the trip.

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Richard Palmer
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Oswego Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), Thurs., June 25, 1851