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  • Cleveland Weekly Herald (Cleveland, OH), May 26, 1831, page 3
  • Democratic Free Press (Detroit, MI), June 27, 1838
        FROM THE FRONTIER (Correspondence of the Albany Argus) Watertown, June 13, 1838 Dear Sir -- We have nothing of importance in regard to the affairs of the frontier, save the fact just communicated to me, that this morning , ...
      FROM THE FRONTIER (Correspondence of the Albany Argus) Watertown, June 13, 1838 ...
  • Rochester Daily Advertiser (Rochester, NY), Thursday, June 8, 1846
        Launch of the "Genesee Chief" The splendid new steamer, "Genesee Chief," recently built at the landing, will be launched today at 3 o'clock. Carriages will be in readiness to convey passengers to and from the river. After the boat glides into her future element, she ...
      Launch of the "Genesee Chief" The splendid new steamer, "Genesee Chief," recently ...
  • Oswego Times & Journal (Oswego, NY), May 17, 1854
        From the Syracuse Journal Oswego, May 13, 1854. Oswego is emphatically the Queen city of the Lake. In a commercial point of view, she is considered one of the most important ports on the chain of lakes. In the receipts of wheat and lumber, and shipments of flour ...
      From the Syracuse Journal Oswego, May 13, 1854. Oswego is emphatically the ...
  • Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Thursday, July 26, 1855
        Messrs. Lewis & Baker of this city, have now on the stocks, at the shipyard, a new vessel of the following dimensions: - Length of keel, 128 feet; length over all 135 feet; breadth of beam, 25 1/2 feet; depth of hold 10 1/2 feet. She is designed for the ...
      Messrs. Lewis & Baker of this city, have now on the stocks, ...
  • Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Dec. 18, 1856
        We learn from the Times, that William Vaughn, Esq., of Sackets Harbor, died on the 16th inst., in the 83d year of his age. He was a native of Pennsylvania, and came to Oswego to reside in 1799, and remained here till 1811, when he removed to Sackets Harbor, and ...
      We learn from the Times, that William Vaughn, Esq., of Sackets Harbor, ...
  • Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Mon., Nov. 2, 1857
        Mr. Jas. A. Baker having launched his last beautiful craft, the "James Navagh," the shipbuilding business at this port may be considered closed for the season, as other builders also, have little or no work on hand. The foot of West First street has certainly been the liveliest spot in ...
      Mr. Jas. A. Baker having launched his last beautiful craft, the "James ...
  • Oswego Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), Tuesday, April 10, 1860
        List of Vessels Laid up at Oswego. The following is a list of the vessels laid up at this port for the winter of 1858-1860. We have separated the grain vessels trading between this port and the Upper Lakes, from those which are usually employed in our Canadian trade, showing ...
      List of Vessels Laid up at Oswego. The following is a list ...
  • Oswego Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), Mon., Sept. 3, 1860
        The Prairie State. - The propeller Prairie State, belonging to the Northern Transportation company, which caught fire while lying at the dock in this city, some weeks since and was badly damaged, arrived here on Saturday last from Cleveland, having been thoroughly repaired and ...
      The Prairie State. - The propeller Prairie State, belonging to the Northern ...
  • St. Catharines Journal (St. Catharines, ON), March 28, 1861
        A Strike - The ship carpenters and caulkers of this town, and also of Port Dalhousie and Port Robinson, struck this morning for an advance in wages. They demand $1.75 per diem, instead of $1.50, which has been the wages for some time back. They also require weekly payments of ...
      A Strike - The ship carpenters and caulkers of this town, and ...
  • Oswego Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), April 8, 1861
        A Monster Canal Boat. - The largest canal boat we have ever seen, and we think the largest afloat, was launched on Saturday from the boat yard of Samuel Miller of this city. The new boat is called the Abraham Lincoln, bears a handsome portrate of "Old Abe" on the ...
      A Monster Canal Boat. - The largest canal boat we have ever ...
  • St. Catharines Journal (St. Catharines, ON), June 20, 1861.
        St. Catharines, Monday, June 17 --Fire at Port Robinson: Abbey's Ship-yard Destroyed. We understand that the workshops in Messrs. J.P. and J. Abbey's Ship Yard, Port Robinson, were set fire to last night, and completely destroyed. The loss is not stated, nor if there was ...
      St. Catharines, Monday, June 17 --Fire at Port Robinson: Abbey's Ship-yard Destroyed. ...
  • Buffalo Courier (Buffalo, NY), April 3, 1862
        The schooner NIGHTINGALE, at present laid up at this port, has been sold, we understand, by parties in Oswego, to E. W. Hudson, Esq., of this city. The price is stated to be $10,500. The NIGHTINGALE is a staunch built vessel of some 16,000 bushel capacity. We learn also, the ...
      The schooner NIGHTINGALE, at present laid up at this port, has been ...
  • Daily Journal (St. Catharines, ON), Thursday, Oct. 8, 1868
        The Perseverance Disaster From the statements published below, there seems no reasonable hope that Captain Fitzgibbons and those of the crew who are reported as missing will turn up safe. Everything that humanity could suggest to save life was adopted by Captain ...
      The Perseverance Disaster From the statements published below, there seems no reasonable ...
  • Oswego Daily Advertiser & Times (Oswego, NY), Monday, Oct. 12, 1868
        Drowned in Lake Ontario - We were shocked to learn yesterday that Capt. John B. Barrus, master of the schooner "Hosea M. Ballou," of Oak Orchard, was accidentally drowned on Tuesday night about 12 o'clock. It appears that while the vessel was bound from Oswego to Port ...
      Drowned in Lake Ontario - We were shocked to learn yesterday that ...
  • Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), August 15, 1869
        LAUNCH AT OSWEGO. -- On the 12th inst. , a new schooner, built by Messrs. Goble & Macfarlane, was launched at their yard in Oswego. Prompt on time the last block was removed, and the John T. Mott slid into the water as handsomely as possible. Having to be launched ...
      LAUNCH AT OSWEGO. -- On the 12th inst. , a new schooner, ...
  • Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Sat., April 8, 1871
        The "Gilbert Mollison" Afloat. - This morning the steam tug Morley towed the new and staunch schooner Gilbert Mollison out into blue water, where the centre board was shipped, and the vessel is ready for sea. The Mollison is an A 1 vessel, full canal length, and capable of carrying ...
      The "Gilbert Mollison" Afloat. - This morning the steam tug Morley towed ...
  • Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Feb. 27, 1884
        Fish Stories An Old Veteran Tells a Reminiscence When Salmon River Was Alive With Salmon The following written by J. A. Mathewson to the Pulaski Democrat will be read with interest by all anglers: Having been a resident of the town of Richland 76 years, I ...
      Fish Stories An Old Veteran Tells a Reminiscence When Salmon River Was ...
  • Geneva Expositor (Geneva, NY), Aug. 24, 1808
        The Manlius paper states, that on the night of the 8th ult., a battle took place off Oswego, between two boats which escaped from that port, and some men on shore. Muskets ...
      The Manlius paper states, that on the night of the 8th ult., ...
  • Kingston Chronicle (Kingston, ON), Nov. 3, 1820
        Wreck of the Asp (Letter dated Richland, N. Y. , Oct. 16, 1820, from James F. Wright, Oswego, county coroner and district attorney, to Thomas Racey of Niagara, owner of the vessel). Dear Sir: The schooner Asp, commanded by Capt. Prosser, was wrecked near the ...
      Wreck of the Asp (Letter dated Richland, N. Y. , Oct. 16, ...
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