The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
The Flood at Mud Lock
Oswego Daily Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), 17 Mar 1862

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The Flood at Mud Lock— Mud lock (No.4) on the Oswego Canal, which is in process of rebuilding, is submerged by the high water which sets back into it from the Oswego river. The foundation of the new lock was completed and secured on Saturday night, and about one–third of the masonry of the structure was laid, the work then being in such condition that the contractors could easily finish it within three weeks. The flood caused a suspension of work on the lock, and it depends entirely upon the subsidence of the water as to when the work can be resumed. The flat land all about the lock is two or three feet under water, and the stone for the new structure is all submerged. This is a serious detriment to the contractor, and may result in a dely of the completion of the lock, which otherwise would have been all done before the opening of navigation . Syracuse Journal

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17 Mar 1862
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 43.1262386258898 Longitude: -76.2526509756572
Richard Palmer
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The Flood at Mud Lock