The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Tuesday Nov. 25, 1856

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The season of navigation is drawing to a close. Many of the vessels arriving are laying up for the winter. Whatever may be its results to those engaged in the commerce of the Lakes, a careful view of the business and incidents of the season will show come striking features, to which we can only refer in general terms. Owing to the rapid growth of the great West and the prolific crops of the last two seasons, the tonnage and commerce of the lakes have increased immensely during the season now drawing to a close. The marine disasters the loss of life and property, also exceed those of any previous season. Never have the lake gales of October and November been known more severe or the losses so great as in 1856, as will appear here long from the details. The season will be rendered memorable by the fearful number of dead, and the long list of the widows and orphans it has made.

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Tuesday Nov. 25, 1856
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Richard Palmer
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Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Tuesday Nov. 25, 1856