The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), May 29, 1871

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More Iron Ore.

There are strong indications that the vein of iron now developed on the lands of Mr. Swartwout, near Fair Haven, has a wider extent than was supposed. We have already mentioned the fact that the ore exists not only on the farm of Mr. s., but those of Mr. George Hume and D.S. Cole. A large force of men and teams are raising the ore from the mine on Mr. Swartwout's farm and hauling it away, and as the work advances the thickness of the strata of ore increases. It is now full three feet thick at the lower end of the dip uncovered.

Bt what is supposed to be a "mountain of iron" has been discovered and opened in the town of Hannibal. It is located on the Lewis Bradley farm, formerly owned by Martin Wiltsie, about one mile north of Hannibal village. It was discovered about two weeks since, and specimen samples have been sent off, to be tested. It lies in a large hill, and thus far the investigations lead to the confident opinion that the hill is substantially a mass of ore.

We have specimens of the ore in this office, taken from near the surface. It appears to be the red hematite, and considerable heavier than that of the Fair Haven bed, and of higher percentage of iron.

This discovery is pretty strong evidence that an extensive belt of the ore underlies nearly the whole line of the Lake Ontario Shore Railroad from Oswego to Red Creek, Wolcott, and beyond. If these opinions are verified, the vast mine of wealth thus discovered, will be steadlily appreciated. We shall have further information on the subject doubtless in a few weeks.

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Richard Palmer
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Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), May 29, 1871