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  • Syracuse Post-Standard (Syracuse, NY), July 27, 1899
        No Trace Found of Mrs. Griffin Unsuccessful Search of the Sunken St. Peter Lake Diver Matoll makes Two Descents to the vessel, but Could Find Nothing of the Woman Supposed to have Been Imprisoned in the Cabin. The tug John ...
      No Trace Found of Mrs. Griffin Unsuccessful Search of the Sunken St. ...
  • Syracuse Post-Standard (Syracuse, NY), Aug. 8, 1899
        United States Engineer Captain G.D. Fitch of Oswego has received authority from the Chief Engineer at Washington to remove the spars of the wreck of the large schooner St. Peter which lies on the bottom of Lake Ontario, a few miles west of the port of Sodus Point. The wreck ...
      United States Engineer Captain G.D. Fitch of Oswego has received authority from ...
  • Syracuse Post-Standard (Syracuse, NY), June 27, 1935
        Intrepid Lake Master Dies at 79 on Farm Capt. A. R. Hinckley Succombs After Short Illness. Oswego. - An eventful career as a master of vessels and as a marine contractor on the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence river closed with the death of Capt. ...
      Intrepid Lake Master Dies at 79 on Farm Capt. A. R. Hinckley ...
  • Rescued from Gale's Clutch
    Syracuse Post-Standard (Syracuse, NY), Tues., Dec. 16, 1902     RESCUED FROM GALE'S CLUTCH Five Persons, All of Oswego, Saved at Lakeside HAD GIVEN UP ALL HOPE Adrift on Angry Waves Thirty-Six Hours Without Food and Without Prospect of Help - Rescued After One of ...
    Syracuse Post-Standard (Syracuse, NY), Tues., Dec. 16, 1902   RESCUED FROM GALE'S CLUTCH Five Persons, All of Oswego, Saved at Lakeside ...
  • Lake Tragedy Stuns Oswego
    Syracuse Post-Standard (Syracuse, NY), Thurs., Dec. 18, 1902     LAKE TRAGEDY STUNS OSWEGO Seven of Its Popular Citizens Given Up as Lost RAY OF HOPE BLOTTED OUT Vessel Ashore on Salmon Point Proves to Be the Noyes, Whose Crew Was Rescued After Heroic Work - No ...
    Syracuse Post-Standard (Syracuse, NY), Thurs., Dec. 18, 1902   LAKE TRAGEDY STUNS OSWEGO Seven of Its Popular Citizens Given Up as ...
  • George Goble Dead At Oswego
    Syracuse Post-Standard (Syracuse, NY), 15 Oct 1906     George Goble Dead At Oswego Well-known Shipbuilder and Mason of High Standing Oswego, Oct. 14. - George Goble, an active participant in those scenes of the days of Oswego's maritime glory, when passage across the river might be had on the decks of ...
    Syracuse Post-Standard (Syracuse, NY), 15 Oct 1906   George Goble Dead At Oswego Well-known Shipbuilder and Mason of High Standing ...
  • Barge Sherman Towed To Port
    Syracuse Post-Standard (Syracuse, NY), 15 Oct 1906     Barge Sherman Towed To Port Boat Wrecked in Gale on Lake Ontario Arrives in Oswego. Oswego, Oct. 14, - The barge Sherman that was wrecked and beached on the southern shore of Lake Ontario near Sodus during the heavy gale of a week ago arrived ...
    Syracuse Post-Standard (Syracuse, NY), 15 Oct 1906   Barge Sherman Towed To Port Boat Wrecked in Gale on Lake Ontario ...
  • Frank Phelps' Shipyard at Chaumont
    Syracuse Post-Standard (Syracuse, NY), 28 Nov 1920     Frank Phelps' Shipyard at Chaumont Of the Many That Once Nourished Along the Lake Shore It Alone Remains. Of all the ship building plants that once flourished along the Jefferson county shore bf Lake Ontario, a single yard, that of Frank Phelps, at ...
    Syracuse Post-Standard (Syracuse, NY), 28 Nov 1920   Frank Phelps' Shipyard at Chaumont Of the Many That Once Nourished Along ...
  • Lake Sailor of 58 Years, Retires From Service
    Syracuse Post-Standard (Syracuse, NY), 16 Mar 1916     He lived at 14 W. Fifth St., Oswego. He died Sept. 13, 1921. A brother, Matthew, of Grantwood, N.J., died July 26, 1917. The family belonged to St. Mary's Church. He was survived by three sons, Dr. Patrick H. Hourigan of Buffalo, Daniel P. and Leo Hourigan; two daughters, Mrs. ...
    Syracuse Post-Standard (Syracuse, NY), 16 Mar 1916   He lived at 14 W. Fifth St., Oswego. He died Sept. 13, ...
  • Wayne Brewster, 91, Recalls Life as Sailor on Schooners 
in Bustling Trade on the Lakes
    Syracuse Post-Standard (Syracuse, NY), 12 Jun 1940     Wayne Brewster, 91, Recalls Life as Sailor on Schooners in Bustling Trade on the Lakes CAPE VINCENT - Sailing as a crew member upon the schooners that plied from Lake Ontario to Chicago in the busy years of inland water traffic following the Civil War, Wayne B. ...
    Syracuse Post-Standard (Syracuse, NY), 12 Jun 1940   Wayne Brewster, 91, Recalls Life as Sailor on Schooners in Bustling Trade ...
  • Just Around the Corner
    Bertrande, Syracuse Post-Standard (Syracuse, NY), 27 Oct 1946     The breaking waves dashed high On a stern and rockbound coast. And the woods, against a stormy sky, Their giant branches tossed." When the schooner "Illinois" left Sacket Harbor with 104 passengers and a crew of nine bound for the village of Chicago on Lake Michigan. The date was May ...
    Bertrande, Syracuse Post-Standard (Syracuse, NY), 27 Oct 1946   The breaking waves dashed high On a stern and rockbound coast. And ...
  • When Fast Traveling was Done by Packets
    Syracuse Post-Standard (Syracuse, NY), 9 Aug 1903     WHEN FAST TRAVELING WAS DONE BY PACKETS Reminiscences of the Passenger Traffic of Central New York Fifty Years Ago Recalled by Discussion of Utility of Canals NEWARK, N.Y., AUG. 8. - In these days when the utility of the canals is being ...
    Syracuse Post-Standard (Syracuse, NY), 9 Aug 1903   WHEN FAST TRAVELING WAS DONE BY PACKETS Reminiscences of the Passenger Traffic ...
  • C.W. Cole's Fish Tug Nearing Completion
    Syracuse Post-Standard (Syracuse, NY), 14 Oct 1922     C.W. Cole's Fish Tug Nearing Completion ___ Staunch Lake Craft Will Soon Be Launched From the Phelps Shipyard, Chaumont ___ Another wooden steamer, fresh from the Chaumont yard, once so active but of ...
    Syracuse Post-Standard (Syracuse, NY), 14 Oct 1922   C.W. Cole's Fish Tug Nearing Completion ___ Staunch Lake Craft Will Soon ...
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Palmer Collection


Primarily Lake Ontario Ships and their stories