The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Elevating Extraordinary
Oswego Daily Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), 22 May 1862

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Elevating Extraordinary. - Yesterday afternoon the Commercial (floating) Elevator accomplished a feat in elevating, we are informed, has never been equalled in this city. In one hour and fourteen minutes 7,100 bushels of corn were elevated from the schooner Sylph, and at the same time spouted into a canal boat.

The grain, of course, was weighed during the process of elevation, and if we mention the loss of several minutes necessary for shifting the elevator from one hatch to another, it will be acknowledged by all to have been a performance of magnitude.

The Commercial Elevator is worked by an engine of 40 horse power. It is owned by Messrs. Failing, Dane & Co., of the Old Oswego Line, and if business continues throughout the season as it has commenced, it cannot fail in being a profitable investment for its proprietors.

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22 May 1862
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 43.45535 Longitude: -76.5105
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