The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), 21 Apr 1841

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The Buffalonians are much annoyed about Ericsson's propellers, at least we should judge so from the tone of some of their papers. And well they may, for this valuable improvement in the application of steam power will transfer the forwarding business from Buffalo to Oswego, despite the young or the older lion of the west. The city of Buffalo will then stand "solitary and alone," far removed from the great thoroughfare between the Atlantic and the "far west."

This is a sad, a gloomy prospect for our neighbors - they have our deep and lasting sympathy. There is one way, the only one in which this areas calamity can be averted from our sister city, and we hasten to point it out to our neighbors so that they can avail themselves of it before it is too late.

It is this. Abandon, destroy, and annihilate at once the great Buffalo humbug, which is the greatest of all humbugs, the enlargement of the canal west of Syracuse, and apply a portion f ten or fifteen millions of dollars which it will cost to dig this big ditch along the banks of Lake Ontario, in constructing a steamboat canal from Lewiston to Buffalo; this will keep the Buffalonians "on the right track," and nothing else can do it.


The Bark Clarion propelled by the Ericsson invention, sailed from New York for Havana, on Wednesday last. She went down the bay against wind and tide at the rate of six and a half miles per hour. Every experiment of this improvement gives new assurance of its importance.

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21 Apr 1841
Richard Palmer
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 43.4678097970306 Longitude: -76.513933227539
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Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), 21 Apr 1841