The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 Jun 1856

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p.2 Oswego, June 5th - During the thunder storm here yesterday, the lake suddenly rose to the height of three feet, and as suddenly fell again. This was repeated several times, causing a singular commotion in the harbor, vessels being tossed back and forth.

Collingwood Route - The Chicago Times, in speaking of the Collingwood line of steamers, says: "Let every man take himself and wife and little folks on board either of these steamers and make the trip to Collingwood, and, if he desire to go no further, return the same way. There is no more pleasant jaunt, nor can there be one so well calculated to restore the health, which confinement in the city will impair. Take this trip and it will be one of perpetual enjoyment. On board one of these steamers a man and his family will be as comfortable as if in their own dwelling, and then the fresh air, the beautiful scenery, the grand panorama of islands, lake and valley; the fishing, and the fish, will bring health and spirits to the most jaded heart that ever plodded over wordly cares in a crowded city like ours. Take this trip one and all and it will never be forgotten or regretted in your life.

The Oswego Times says that the amount of freight by this route "is very large and the number of passengers for the West via Collingwood is daily on the increase. Last evening the decks of the Europa were literally filled with every imaginable kind of freight, both for Western merchants and for emigrants on board. Quite a number of Norwegians, with their wives and children, happy as clams, covered the decks. They were bound for Green Bay. Their costume was unique, and their wooden shoes and comical look excited much attention.'

Imports - June 16th - Schooner Ceres, Oswego, 150 barrels salt, Thos. Hendry.

Schooner Osprey, Toledo, 11,980 bushels corn, Hooker, Pridham & Co.

Str. St. Lawrence, Montreal, (gen. cargo).

Schooner Koscimsko, Cleveland, 8,346 bushels corn, Walker & Berry; 48 grindstones, James Delaney.

Barque Plymouth, Toledo, 8,000 bushels wheat, 690 barrels pork, 218 barrels grease, 100 barrels tallow, 25 barrels oil, Walker & Berry.

Schooner James Coleman, Chicago, 11,801 bushels corn, James Norris.

Steamer England, Montreal, 19 bundles, John Kerr.

Steamer Cataract, Oswego, 77 pieces box wood, J.P. Milliner & Co.

Exports, June 16th - Schr. Koscimsko, Oswego, 147,000 feet sawed lumber, 5 cords laths.

Schooner Garden City, Oswego, 200,000 feet sawed lumber.

Schooner L. Goler, Oswego, 73,000 feet sawed lumber.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 Jun 1856