The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oswego Whig (Oswego, NY), Sat., May 18, 1844

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The marine list of the Port for the past week gives a good statement of the commercial Trade. We perceive that our Docks and Warehouses are well filled with Western products and Merchandize bound west and north. The harbor shows quite an active seaport appearance and steamers, sail craft and canal boats taking on and discharging Cargo; property goes forward with despatch. We give some specimens of quick passages and recent arrivals.

The Schooner Potomac, Capt. Shattuck left this port for Chicago, the 2d of April, with a Cargo of Merchandize, Salt, Furniture, and Passengers, and made her return voyage to Oswego only 10 days out, heavily laden, with 250 bbls beef and lard, and 5,195 bushels of wheat.

The Schooner Liverpool Capt. Burrows with a full cargo of Pork, Flour and Ashes equal to 140 to 150 tons made her run from Detroit to Oswego in 4 1/2 days.

Another, the Propeller New York, Capt. Cornwall, direct from Chicago, made her passage up from this Port in 11 days and returned Sunday morning with down cargo (to Doolittle, Mills & Co.) consisting of 623 bbls Pork and Lard, and 4,371 bagged and cured Illinois Hams in bulk, completing the double voyage in 24 days.


We the undersigned, Passengers on board the steam Propeller New York, bound from the Upper Lakes to Oswego, take this opportunity to return our thanks to Capt. Tracy Cornwall, for his kind and gentlemanly treatment to us, while on our passage, and for the attention paid in aiding us to a conveyance to Great Niagara Falls while the Propeller was passing through the Welland Canal locks, and can with pleasure recommend this route to the public who may be travelling to and from the Upper Lakes; and in justice to the enterprising owners recommend this Steam Propeller as a fine sea boat, well manned with temperate and attentive crew.

Lake Ontario, May 11, 1844

John B. Lawrence, Providence, Illinois
John Wiley, Norwich, Conn.
Reuben Parsons, Cazenovia, N.Y.
Allen G. Andrews, Warren County Ill.
Miss A.H. Andrews, "
Jesse Hooker, Salem, Wisconsin
E. Hooker, "
Martin R. Benson, "
D.P. Gould, Vermont
J. Utter, Lockport, Illinois
W.H. Fox, "
C.B. Aspinwall, N.Y.
A. Munson and Lady, Sodus, N.Y.
Wm. Thorn, Michigan
Mrs. J.A. Scofield, Illinois
Abraham Eaton, East Port, Maine

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Oswego Whig (Oswego, NY), Sat., May 18, 1844