The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Wayne Sentinel (Palmyra, NY), 4 Sep 1829

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Curiosity. - A few days since, a party of gentlemen and ladies from Pultneyville, made an excursion of pleasure, in a small sailboat, on Lake Ontario. While at the distance of about half a mile from the shore, they saw a large seal swimming in the lake. It soon approached the boat, and attempted to come on board, first at the bow.

Failing thee, it went around and made another effort at the stern, where the ladies were sitting. They had the courage to repel the unwelcome visitor, and the party returned to the land, without the company of the singular animal. It is a very rare thing to see one of these animals in our lakes. This is the first that we have ever heard of having been seen in Lake Ontario.

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4 Sep 1829
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 43.2863383918247 Longitude: -77.1823024749756
Richard Palmer
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