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Anti-Masonic Express (Rochester, NY), Aug. 9, 1831 
TextNewspapers  Anti-Masonic Express (Rochester, NY), Aug. 9, 1831,   Shipwreck on Lake Ontario - On Tuesday, last about 11 o'clock A.M. the Schooner "Henry Clay," Captain Campbell of Oswego, when within 10 or 12 miles of the mouth of the Niagara River was struck by a heavy squall which capsized her instantly and she sank in a few minutes. Captain Campbell and...
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sat. , May 19,  1838 
TextNewspapers  British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sat. , May 19, 1838,   Steam Boat Racing. - An accident occurred on board the Sir Robert Peel on her passage from this port to that of Oswego on Wednesday last, in consequence of the temerity, or we may say the wickedness of running that vessel against the Great Britain. When the two vessels were near each other and...
Kingston Chronicle (Kingston, ON), May 26, 1838 
TextNewspapers  Kingston Chronicle (Kingston, ON), May 26, 1838,   For the Chronicle and Gazette, THE GREAT BRITAIN AND SIR R. PEEL. Mr. Editor, On Wednesday the 16th instant, the Sir Robert Peel arrived from Prescott fully prepared for a trial of speed with the Britain; the Peel started at 8, instead of half-past 9, her usual hour, without giving any...
Democratic Free Press (Detroit, MI), June 20, 1838 
TextNewspapers  Democratic Free Press (Detroit, MI), June 20, 1838,   ..., passed through this town on Wednesday last for the Niagara frontier. The Queen's Own are doing duty at Bundy's Lane. The 85th Regiment has left Montreal for Kingston. _____ Four companies of the 34th Regiment, we understand, are to be stationed in this town. Several houses have been...
Kingston Chronicle (Kingston, ON), May 30, 1840 
TextNewspapers  Kingston Chronicle (Kingston, ON), May 30, 1840,   The trade of this Port has never, perhaps, been in a more prosperous and flourishing condition, than at the present moment. The quantity of produce on our wharves is enormous; and though many new storehouses are being erected, the want of Store Room is severely felt. The Ottawa and Rideau ...
Oswego County Whig (Oswego, NY), Wed. , Oct. 23, 1844 
TextNewspapers  Oswego County Whig (Oswego, NY), Wed. , Oct. 23, 1844,   The Gale On Friday night last, the wind shifted suddenly at about 2 a. m. blew a gale; which continued with unusual severity for about 12 hours. At 4 a. m. the steamer Oneida, Capt. Childs, was seen off our harbor in her trip up the lake - she was unable to make the port, and after an ...
Oswego Daily Journal (Oswego, NY), Monday, May 1, 1853 
TextNewspapers  Oswego Daily Journal (Oswego, NY), Monday, May 1, 1853,   Sunday Report. By the Morse Line. ________ DESTRUCTION OF THE OCEAN WAVE BY FIRE. ________ Twenty-eight Lives Lost. Ogdensburgh, Sunday, May 1st. The Ocean Wave, a Canadian steamer, in the employ of the Ogdensburgh Northern Railroad, was destroyed by fire about 2 o'clock on Saturday ...
Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Sat. , July 19, 1856 
TextNewspapers  Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Sat. , July 19, 1856,   A Propeller Burnt. - We learn from Capt. Ledyard, of the Bay State , that the new Prop. Tinto was burnt to the water's edge on Thursday night. She took fire about nine miles above Kingston, and floated down the river, and lodged against an island a few miles below Kingston, where she lay...
Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Tues., July 23, 1856 
TextNewspapers  Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Tues., July 23, 1856,   The Serpent in Silver Lake We hear this monster has again made its appearance in Silver Lake. The people of Perry don't say much respecting the "critter," as they are charged with "humbugging" the public ; but many of them are firm believers in the "article" and that, too, of an enormous size....
Watertown Times (Watertown, NY), Nov. 29, 1860 
TextNewspapers  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 unknown....
St. Catharines Journal (St. Catharines, ON), June  12, 1861 
TextNewspapers  St. Catharines Journal (St. Catharines, ON), June 12, 1861,   St. Catharines, Monday, June 10 - Ship-Carpenters Strike - A few months since an organization call "The Welland Canal Ship Carpenters and Caulkers Union," was formed in this town, all the hands employed on the line of canal becoming members. They demanded an increase of wages and pay every...
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Friday, May 24, 1867 
TextNewspapers  British Whig (Kingston, ON), Friday, May 24, 1867,   The Propeller Wisconsin Disaster The steamer "Watertown" yesterday brought further information of the dreadful disaster to the Northern Transportation Co.'s propeller "Wisconsin," near Grenadier Island on Tuesday. Our account of the disaster has been substantially correct, with the exception...
Watertown Daily Reformer (Watertown, NY), May 25, 1867 
TextNewspapers  Watertown Daily Reformer (Watertown, NY), May 25, 1867,   A Sad Story. Among the passengers of the steamer Wisconsin, recently burned near Cape Vincent, was a Mr. Chisholm of Canada, on his way to Missouri with his family and goods. When the fire broke out, he was sitting on deck, but his wife and children had retired for the night.. He called them...
Oswego Advertiser & Times (Oswego, NY), Monday, May 27, 1867 
TextNewspapers  Oswego Advertiser & Times (Oswego, NY), Monday, May 27, 1867,   The members of the Ship Carpenter's and Caulker's Union are on a strike to-day. They wish to adopt an eight hour system and demand $2.50 for eight hour's work. The bosses have been paying $3.00 for a day's work of ten hours, and they now unanimously agree to pay the men at the same rate, 80 ...
British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 29, 1867 
TextNewspapers  British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 29, 1867,   The steamer "Watertown" made another trip to Grenadier island yesterday morning, but did not receive any more of the dead bodies. The body of one of the deckhands who were lost in the lifeboat was recovered the day before, in a mangled condition, and brought to Cape Vincent. It is supposed that...
Oswego Advertiser & Times (Oswego, NY), June 3, 1867 
TextNewspapers  Oswego Advertiser & Times (Oswego, NY), June 3, 1867,   A New Tug in the Harbor. - We were this morning treated to a very pleasant excursion over the blue waters of Old Ontario, on the tug. "G.S. Dodge," - a recent accession to the tug force in our harbor. The "Dodge" is owned by Baltis Bros. & Hoffman, of this city, and was built two years ...
Oswego Advertiser & Times (Oswego, NY), Wed., June 5, 1867 
TextNewspapers  Oswego Advertiser & Times (Oswego, NY), Wed., June 5, 1867,   The Tug Fulton. - On invitation, this morning, we took a short "scoot" this morning upon the lake, on the new tug "Fulton," a new candidate for favor in our harbor. The "Fulton" was built in Buffalo last summer, and is about as smart a thing of its size we have seen. She is fifty feet in ...
Oswego Advertiser & Times (Oswego, NY), Wed., Aug. 21, 1867 
TextNewspapers  Oswego Advertiser & Times (Oswego, NY), Wed., Aug. 21, 1867,   A Splendid Canal Boat - One of the largest and staunchest boats ever built for the canals is now lying at the dock-yard in Texas. It is owned by Geo. A. Marsden, of Texas, and was built by S.M. Robinson of Oswego. The keel was laid about the 10th day of last May, and the boat was launched on...
Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Wed. , July 24, 1878 
TextNewspapers  Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Wed. , July 24, 1878,   A Canal Boat Lost _______ The H. B. Preston Goes Down About a Mile off Oswego - Boat and Cargo Insured - Rescue of Crew. _______ The canal boats Rising Star, Morning Star, Evening Star and H. R. Preston left here last Tuesday morning for Canada, after ashes, in tow of the tug Alanson ...
Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), May 3, 1907 
TextNewspapers  Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), May 3, 1907,   Death of Brower Morgan. _______ A Veteran Ship Carpenter Passes Away. Brower W. Morgan, a well known resident of this city, died at an early hour this morning at his home, 168 West Seneca St. He was 83 years old and for eighty one years had lived continuously in this city. Up to a year or...
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