The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily Palladium (Oswego, NY), Sat., March 28, 1874

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The Schooner Canadian the First Arrival of the Season.

The long, tedious winter, which seems to congeal the energies of at least one third of the inhabitants of Oswego, has at last given way to balm spring, and the first sign of returning life, a white wingned messenger of commerce, is seen in our harbor today. The schooner Canadian, Captain Wiggins, the first arrival of the season, is laden with wheat for Failing & Rundell, from Toronto, and a deck load of lumber for McDougall & Drewry. The Canadian left Toronto last fall for this port, but was caught in one of the northeast gales and compelled to seek shelter in Charlotte, where she was frozen in and remained until yesterday, when she gave her sails to the breeze, and quietly stole down the south shore, arriving here about nine o'clock last night.

The tug Crusader was waiting for the schooner, and towed her to the Continental elevator, where she is discharging her cargo.

Captain Wiggins informs us that he encountered but very little ice, and the passage was as pleasant as though made in midsummer.

The longshoremen on the East side are wreathed in smiles today at the prospect of again dropping lucre into the empty coffers.

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Richard Palmer
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Daily Palladium (Oswego, NY), Sat., March 28, 1874