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  • Early Steamboating Reminiscences
    Van Cleve, James, Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), 4 Apr 1876     Early Steamboating Reminiscences From the Ontario, Martha Ogden and United States. By Captain James Van Cleve A day or two since Hon. Alvin Bronson received a large book containing as the fly leaf denotes: "Reminiscences of the Early Period of ...
    Van Cleve, James, Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), 4 Apr 1876   Early Steamboating Reminiscences From the Ontario, Martha Ogden and United States. By ...
  • Gale on Lake Ontario
        Gale on Lake Ontario. - Great damage was done to the shipping on Lake Ontario, on the 21st and 22d ult. In addition to the loss of the Napoleon, we learn from other sources, that several other vessels foundered in the severe gale of that day, and the steamboat United ...
      Gale on Lake Ontario. - Great damage was done to the shipping ...
  • Remarkable Recollections
        The CAROLINE was not built in Kingston, and not in 1832. The IROQUOIS routinely ran up as well as down the Gallops rapids before the BROCKVILLE...
      The CAROLINE was not built in Kingston, and not in 1832. The ...
  • Gale on Lake Ontario
        GALE ON LAKE ONTARIO Extract from a letter from Sackets Harbor date April 18 to a gentleman in tis city. There has been a severe gale on our lake. The steamboat United States is up the lake and has been due at this port agreeable to her advertisements three ...
      GALE ON LAKE ONTARIO Extract from a letter from Sackets Harbor date ...
  • Steamboat United States
    Northern Light (Ogdensburg, NY), 26 Jul 1832     Steamboat United States. - This elegant Steamer left our port Tuesday evening last, on a trip to the head of the Lake to make her arrangements for the remainder of the season. She is indeed a boat of beautiful and workmanship, not quite as large as the Great Britain, but ...
    Northern Light (Ogdensburg, NY), 26 Jul 1832   Steamboat United States. - This elegant Steamer left our port Tuesday evening ...
  • Lake Ontario Steamboats
    Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), 3 May 1836     Lake Ontario Steamboats Those splendid steamboats the Great Britain and the United States have commenced their trips for the season, and will stop at this Port both on their upward and downward passage. The former is under the command of her old and well known commander Captain ...
    Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), 3 May 1836   Lake Ontario Steamboats Those splendid steamboats the Great Britain and the United ...
  • Steamboats United States and Oswego
    Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), 27 May 1835     STEAMBOATS UNITED STATES AND OSWEGO. - These splendid and fast sailing vessels, have been recently engaged in two trials of their speed, between Morristown and Ogdensburgh. On the first trial the United States is admitted to have gained the victory. On the second trial, the victory is ...
    Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), 27 May 1835   STEAMBOATS UNITED STATES AND OSWEGO. - These splendid and fast sailing vessels, ...
  • Steamboat Speed
    Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), 3 Jun 1835     STEAMBOAT SPEED. - In the late contest between the Steamboats Oswego and United states, they ran the distance between Brockville and Ogdensburgh in 52 minutes. This is within a very small fraction of 14 miles an hour. Considering these boats are built with great strength, and of close ...
    Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), 3 Jun 1835   STEAMBOAT SPEED. - In the late contest between the Steamboats Oswego and ...
  • Navigation in Early Days
    Daily Palladium (Oswego, NY), 8 Feb 1902     Navigation In Early Days. First Propeller On The Lake Was Built In Oswego Sylvester Doolittle Sent Her To The West While The Buffalo Papers Jeered And Called Her The Oswego Humbug Gleaned From Musty Old Records The first steamboat to ply the waters of Lake Ontario was ...
    Daily Palladium (Oswego, NY), 8 Feb 1902   Navigation In Early Days. First Propeller On The Lake Was Built In ...
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Palmer Collection


Primarily Lake Ontario Ships and their stories