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Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), March 10, 1880

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Preparation for Navigation

The Vessels now in Port- Where the Oswego Fleet Are- The Assignment of Captain for 1880- Engagements of Oswego Vessels.

Following is a schedule of the fleet which has wintered at this port and is now here awaiting the opening of navigation.

The Oswego Fleet.

Schooners- James Wade, Willie Keller, Henry Fitzhugh, Camanche, Bolivia, Geo. B. Sloan, Sea Gull, Gerrit Smith, Kate Kelly, Scud, Sassacau (Sunk), Huron, Irene, Helen Pratt, H. P. Murray, M.S. Breck, J. Bentley. Holding Cargoes- Pulaski, John R. Noyes, John T. Mott, Daniel G. Fort, Leadville, Cortez, Blazing Star, Guiding Star, Geo. M. Case, Florida, Smith & Post, Falmouth

The balance of the Oswego fleet is laid up at the following ports.

Chicago- Schooners Jamaica, Nevada, Lem Ellsworth, Hartford, Wm. I. Preston. Milwaukee- Schooners J. Maria Scott, Trinidad,. Detroit- Schooners Havana, W. H. Oades, West Side, F. D. Barker, Cossack. Cleveland Schooners Senator Blood, Belle Mitchell. Buffalo- Schooners Samana, E. P. Dorr. Ashtabula- Schooners Mary Copley, Mystic Star. Port Dalhousie- Schooner Oliver Mitchell, John Magee. Sackets Harbor- Schooners -O. .M. Bond, Sam Cook, Ogdensburg-Schooners Hoboken, Rising Star Nassau, M. J. Cummings.

Assignment of Masters.

Following are the appointments of master for the Oswego fleet for 1880 as far as made.

Mott fleet- Schooners, Henry Fitzhugh, John Farrell; Pulaski, John Moulther; John T. Mott, Peter Cronley; Florida, James Mc Keon; Havana, Hugh Ross, Nassau, Joseph Frost. Lyons Fleet- Schooners M. J. Cummings, Chas. Tifft; Mary Copely, Martin Higgins; West Side, John Quigley. Wheeler Fleet- Schooner Bolivia, Benj. Chambers; Jamaica, James Glassford; Samana, Andrew Robertson. Martin Fleet- Schooners Nevada, ____________ ; James Wade, Fred Pitcher; Geo B. Sloan, John Mc Dowell; Falmouth, W.B. Howard; Hoboken, Matt Hourigan. Cummings Fleet- Schooners Leadville, Daniel Hourigan; Cortez, John Farrell; Blazing Star, John Hurley; Guiding Star, William Griffin; Mystic Star, Patrick Griffin. Goble & Macfarlane Fleet- Schooner Wm. I. Preston, John Van Alstine; Kate Kelly, Wm. King, Mitchell Fleet– Schooners John R. Noyes, Daniel Keeliher; Belle Mitchell, W. J. Vincent; Oliver Mitchell, Ed Chatteau; John Magee, Frank McGuire; Sam Cook, James Curran. Schooner E. P Dorr, Peter Dufrane; Senator Blood, John Preston; J. Maria Scott, Wm. Richardson; D. G. Fort, Wm. Carlisle; W. M. Oades P. Woods; Scud Thos. Murray; Willie Keller, Chas. Ripson, Hartord. Wm. Mc Carthy O.M. Bond, Stephen Lefevie ; Camanche W.C. Becker; Sea Gull, John Callan; F.D. Barker, James Scott.

Other Vessels.

The schooners Cossack and Gerrit Smith are owned above and their masters are as yet unknown, as are also the masters of the Finn fleet, the schooners Trinidad, Rising Star, and Lem Ellsworth, and the schooner George M. Case.

Vessels Chartered

The whole Mott fleet will be engaged in the iron ore business during the season, at least for the first three months, between Escanaba and Marquette, and Cleveland and Chicago.

The schooner Jamaica, Nevada, Lem Ellsworth, Hartford and Wm. I. Preston are loaded with corn at Chicago for Buffalo at 7 cents. The schooner J. Maria Scott is loaded with 25,000 bushels of corn at Milwaukee for Buffalo at 6 3/4c or Kingston at 10 1/2c, shipper’s option, canal to be open.

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Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), March 10, 1880