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The First Sail
Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), 11 Apr 1883

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The First Sail
Arrival of the Caroline Marsh and Ariel This Morning– Heavy Ice on the Lake

The schooner Caroline Marsh, Capt. Colwelll, arrived in port at eight o’clock this morning with barley for Irwin & Sloan. The Marsh left Port Hope Sunday morning for Oswego, but encountered considerable ice below Pultneyville. She arrived in Fair Haven Monday evening, remaining there till yesterday morning when she again stared for Oswego. At Nine Mile Point she was caught in the ice but was driven back by the east wind and managed to make Fair Haven harbor again. The strong south wind of last night drove the field of ice off the shore, and at five o’clock this morning she left Fair Haven arriving here without accident.

Half an hour after the arrival of the Marsh, the schooner Ariel, Capt. Joe Philp, came into port with cargo of 10,800 bushels of barley and rye for Irwin & Sloan. The Ariel left Port Hope Monday morning and reached Fair Haven last night. At ten o’clock yesterday morning they were passed by the Van Allen thirty miles up the lake, and a few hours later were met by the steamer Kingsford. Both steamers were free of the ice.

The sailors of the Marsh and Ariel say that there is more ice in the lake than they have ever seen. It extends up the lake as far as Pultneyville and across to Long Point and is very heavy. The Ida Walker and Erie Queen are supposed to have left Whitby for Oswego on Monday and the Maria Annette and Lewis Ross were ready toe leave Port Hope. All are barley laden as no lumber is being shipped yet from either of these ports. The sch. Marie Annette left Charlotte this morning for Oswego.

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11 Apr 1883
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Philip, Joseph
Richard Palmer
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 43.45535 Longitude: -76.5105
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The First Sail