The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Steam Grain Elevator
Oswego Daily Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), 20 Aug 1852

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Steam Grain Elevator. - Messrs. Goddard and Hovey have just completed a Floating Elevator for the purpose of unloading and loading grain. Heretofore the vast amount of grain received at and despatched from Albany has been loaded and reloaded by hand. The elevator is so arranged that it will not only measure grain from one boat and deliver it it on another, and give accurate quantity, but will also receive it from a boat and deliver it into the first, second and third stories of any of the buildings on the Pier, at a very cheap rate.

It will handle 1,500 bushels of grain per hour; will separate the cobs from corn, or other large substances, most always in grain; and will give the exact weight. A full load of grain cannot be discharged, under the old way of doing things, in less than a whole day, and often a day and a half.

With this Elevator. a boat arrives in the morning, with a full cargo of grain, may be discharged in two hours, and the correct weight given, which enable her to reload and get out on the same say, instead of being three days doing the same work, while the cost is no more per bushel than now.

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20 Aug 1852
Richard Palmer Collection
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 43.45535 Longitude: -76.5105
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Steam Grain Elevator