The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Ogdensburg Advance and St. Lawrence Weekly Democrat (Ogdensburg, NY), Thurs., 10 Aug 1893, page 5

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- The steamer EMPIRE STATE called here Tuesday morning, having on board a large excursion party bound for Morrisburg.

- When the EMPIRE STATE was just leaving the dock at Clayton last evening with her load of Ogdensburg excursionists, the swift patter of foot feets like falling autumn leaves was heard on the broad walks of the quiet street, and a streak of gray clothes flashed through the atmosphere. It was the fleeting form of a man who was left behind -- the maddest most abject object on all the great earth. He dashed on the dock like a runaway wheelbarrow down a coal chute and gazed with homesick eyes at the vanishing boat. Then with an energy born of despairing hope hired a tired man in a skiff to row him out on the surging froth in pursuit of the EMPIRE STATE. He had a quarter of a mile ride in the skiff but he didn't succeed in boarding the steamer. Sitting in the bow of the boat with the stern high in the air the discomfitted man was rowed back to the dock, while wet drops of water splashed over the boat and sissed as they struck his heated form. He paid his oarsman and left on the BAIN for Alexandria Bay in the hope of overtaking the excursion party on the St. Lawrence.

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Ray Grant
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Ogdensburg Advance and St. Lawrence Weekly Democrat (Ogdensburg, NY), Thurs., 10 Aug 1893, page 5