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  • 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 ...
  • Buffalo Commercial Advertiser (Buffalo, NY), November 28, 1860, page 3
        The schr. CAPE HORN with a cargo of 12,000 bushels of wheat from Milwaukee for Oswego, is ashore on Lake Ontario. ...
      The schr. CAPE HORN with a cargo of 12,000 bushels of wheat ...
  • Watertown Times (Watertown, NY), Nov. 29, 1860
        The storm of Saturday and Sunday was a most terrible one on the Lakes, and we hear of disasters in all quarters. The Revolving Light, of Henderson, loaded with wheat, and the Minnehaha, of Detroit, bound for Ogdensburgh, loaded with corn, went ashore at Cape Vincent, with others, names ...
      The storm of Saturday and Sunday was a most terrible one on ...
  • Launch and Accident
    Syracuse Journal (Syracuse, NY), May 7, 1862     LAUNCH AND ACCIDENT. ---The RUSSIAN, a new vessel, the best boat thatwas ever set from the Oswego yards, was launched yesterday afternoon. She is about 400 tons burthen, and will carry 17,000 bushels of grain through the Welland Canal. The owner are MessrsSmith and Post. She was built ...
    Syracuse Journal (Syracuse, NY), May 7, 1862   LAUNCH AND ACCIDENT. ---The RUSSIAN, a new vessel, the best boat thatwas ...
  • Buffalo Courier (Buffalo, NY), Wednesday, April 1, 1863
        THE BARQUE HUNGARIAN. - This fine vessel has undergone many repairs and is now nearly ready for sea. She has been repainted, and presents a beautiful appearance. The HUNGARIAN is an A 1 craft, and under the command of that energetic mariner, George Blair, will be ready to engage in ...
      THE BARQUE HUNGARIAN. - This fine vessel has undergone many repairs and ...
  • Buffalo Courier (Buffalo, NY), October 19, 1863
        NEW PROPELLER. - A new propeller, called the NORMAN, hailing from Oswego, passed up yesterday, on her first trip to Chicago. She is about 500 tons burthen and belongs to the old Oswego Line. ...
      NEW PROPELLER. - A new propeller, called the NORMAN, hailing from Oswego, ...
  • Daily Palladium (Oswego, NY), Tuesday, Oct. 27, 1863
        Boat Launch. - A new canal boat of the largest class was launched from the boat yard of Mr. Mattoon yesterday. She is called the "John C. Churchill," in honor of Judge Churchill of our city. Her dimensions are length, 97 feet, breadth of beam 17 feet 5 inches, and ...
      Boat Launch. - A new canal boat of the largest class was ...
  • Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Nov. 17, 1863
        Trading Craft. - The fleet of small craft that usually coast upon this lake and trade between Kingston and neighboring American ports, says the British North American, have experienced an ordinarily prosperous season, notwithstanding the larger class of vessels have not enriched the ...
      Trading Craft. - The fleet of small craft that usually coast upon ...
  • Buffalo Commercial Advertiser (Buffalo, NY), March 17, 1864
        NAVIGATION OPEN AT OSWEGO. --The tug J. H. BLOORE was steamed up this afternoon and plying around the harbor. --- Oswego Times, 14th. ...
      NAVIGATION OPEN AT OSWEGO. --The tug J. H. BLOORE was steamed up ...
  • Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), March 28, 1864
        Our Harbor. - Things look very lively to-day in our harbor, and appearances indicate an early resumption of business. A number of vessels are being thoroughly overhauled and painted, preparatory to spreading their wings for a journey towards the setting sun. The fact that vessel ...
      Our Harbor. - Things look very lively to-day in our harbor, and ...
  • Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Tues.,  March 29, 1864
        Launch. - At 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon, there was launched from the yard of Mr. Samuel Miller, a fine new vessel called the Opeechee. She is owned by Messrs. Miller and Kitts, and is a staunch trim-built craft of about 8,000 bushels. She was launched sidewise, went off very ...
      Launch. - At 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon, there was launched from the ...
  • Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), April 8, 1864
        The Harbor. - The work of refitting vessels is fairly begun in our harbor, yesterday and to-day being the busiest of the season. Quite a number of vessels are taking on their canvass, and soon our noble blue Ontario will be flecked with snowy sail. - We're glad of it. ...
      The Harbor. - The work of refitting vessels is fairly begun in ...
  • Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), April 13, 1864
        Editors Daily Palladium: - A little matter has come under my notice, which so clearly portrays the contemptible character of a certain class of men in this city, that I cannot refrain from giving it publicity, in order that they may be held up to the scorn and abhorrence of ...
      Editors Daily Palladium: - A little matter has come under my notice, ...
  • Buffalo Commercial Advertiser (Buffalo, NY), April 15, 1864, page 3
  • Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), April 16, 1864
        A Fine Sight. - A number of sails were in sight from our harbor this morning, and Old Ontario seemed proud of its burden, as it laughed in the morning sun. Perhaps there is not in the world a more beautiful sight than that which greets the eye of the ...
      A Fine Sight. - A number of sails were in sight from ...
  • Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), April 18, 1864
        The Harbor presents a busy appearance today the work of refitting is progressing and the lovely steam tugs glide hither and thither as busy as bees. Business on the streets is dull, farmers having commenced their spring work which will keep them at home for some time. ...
      The Harbor presents a busy appearance today the work of refitting is ...
  • St. Catharines Constitutional (St. Catharines, ON), Thursday, July 7, 1864
        ... over all 180 feet; breadth of beam 31 feet; depth of hold 12 feet four inches...
      ... over all 180 feet; breadth of beam 31 feet; depth of ...
  • Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Oct. 24, 1872
        How Oswego Vessels Wear. - The Detroit Free Press has the following: Old and partially worn out crafts which from year to year are transported from the lower lakes seem to never die. Trivial repairs, with a little care and attention, ensures them another lease on life. The schooner ...
      How Oswego Vessels Wear. - The Detroit Free Press has the following: ...
  • Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Wed., April 16, 1873
        Marine Accident. - Last evening about seven o'clock, when the schooner J.J. Bill, Captain Griffin, was being towed up the river by the tugs Crusader and Morey, she sheered badly in the current, and taking the force of the water on her starboard bow ran into the East island and ...
      Marine Accident. - Last evening about seven o'clock, when the schooner J.J. ...
  • 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 ...
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