The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily Palladium (Oswego, NY), Tuesday, Oct. 14, 1873


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Along the Docks.

The harbor presented a lively appearance yesterday, a large fleet of barley and lumber vessels being in port. The sight of over 330,000 bushels of grain in port warmed the cockles of the shovelers' hearts.

River thieves were "on the lay," Sunday night, and made something of a haul. The schooners Carlton and Troy, lying at Monen & Co's lumber dock, were boarded about midnight and the forecastles of both vessels robbed. One seaman on the Carlton lost $15 in American currency, and a pound note of the Bank of Scotland, and all of his clothing, while the other seamen lost the greater portion of their clothing.

Nearly all of the "dunnage" belonging to the seamen in the forecastle of the Troy, was taken by the thieves. The crews of both vessels were aboard at the time, but the thieves worked noiselessly and escaped with their plunder.

The piece we published relative to the schooner Rockaway having a spile driven in her hull, in passing through the Welland Canal, was looked upon by many of our exchanges as a fish story, and as such ways taken with many grains of allowance. The Rockaway arrived in this port Sunday morning and during the day and yesterday was visited by hundreds who came away fully satisfied that the Pall., like the illustrious G.W., cannot tell a lie. -

The spile which entered the hull of the Rockaway is of oak, about fifteen feet long and about ten inches in diameter. The stick entered the hull of the bow and the sharp end ran up through the deck at least four feet. The ends were sawed off and patches of canvas and tar were placed over the breaks and the vessel went on. The stick is still in her hull and may be seen by all who have the curiosity.


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Date of Original:
Tuesday, Oct. 14, 1873
Local identifier:
GLN.14144
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
Richard Palmer
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Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
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Daily Palladium (Oswego, NY), Tuesday, Oct. 14, 1873