The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily Palladium (Oswego, NY), July 10, 1873

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Death of an old Lake Captain

One of the old time mariners, Captain Benjamin Ripsom was gathered to his final rest at Richland, Tuesday morning, after a short illness, at the age of 65 years. "Captain Ben," as he was familiarly known by sailors, was one of the pioneer seamen of the lakes, having commanded vessels for 40 years. When Captain Ripsom commenced sailing, vessels with a carrying capacity of two-thousand bushels of grain were looked upon with admiration and the commander of one of them was authority upon all matters and ranked next to an Admiral. For the forty years Captain Ripsom followed the water, success attended him, he never having beached or lost a vessel. He was known as an honest, upright man and one who had the good opinion of his fellow men.

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Richard Palmer
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Daily Palladium (Oswego, NY), July 10, 1873