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Toledo Blade (Toledo, OH), November 20, 1869 
TextNewspapers    Pulaski , N. Y., Nov. 19th. -- The schooner VOLUNTEER came ashore at Port Ontario , last night. The crew is supposed to be lost. ...
Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Thurs., May 17, 1855 
TextNewspapers    Our harbor is filled with vessels and canal boats, and every man you see around the docks is as busy as a beaver. We never saw a more animation in that locality before. The tugs are kept in almost perpetual motion, moving vessels and boats. ...
Chicago Inter-Ocean (Chicago, IL), Saturday, September 7, 1878 
TextNewspapers    OBITUARY. -- The old bark GREAT WEST has been stripped of everything of value, and is to be towed out into the lake and scuttled. In her day she has earned lots of money, but she has now gone to decay. She measures 278 tons. She was built in Oswego by George Goble in 1854. If we had space...
St. Catharines Journal (St. Catharines, ON), April 6, 1843 
TextNewspapers    Freight For A Schooner From Chippawa To Kingston Any person willing to undertake to bring from Chippawa to the Naval Establishment at Kingston, about 170 tons of coals, immediately after the navigation is open, are requested to send in sealed tenders (addressed to "Mr. J.B. Marks, Kingston ...
Daily Palladium (Oswego, NY), Mon., Feb. 9, 1857 
TextNewspapers    FRESHET IN THE RIVER - SIX VESSELS AND A CANAL BOAT CARRIED INTO THE LAKE - NINETEEN PERSONS IN PERIL. - The thaw that dry in Thursday and continued till yesterday, melted the snow very rapidly and has raised the water in the river considerably, causing a very rapid current some distance ...
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 1 May, 1874 
TextNewspapers    MARINE A WELCOME MESSENGER. - The arrival of the steamer St. Joseph, now en route to Mackinaw, will be hailed as a messenger of mercy to the shipping beleaguered by ice and out of provisions. The St. Joseph fortunately took from here a sufficient quantity of breadstuffs to meet their ...
Cleveland Herald (Cleveland, OH), Monday, November 21, 1883 
TextNewspapers    Schooner PIGEON, ashore at Oswego; owned in Kingston. Valued at $3,000. No insurance. ...
Cleveland Herald (Cleveland, OH), Saturday, November 19, 1881 
TextNewspapers    The schooner MARQUIS, recently ashore, has been towed to Toronto by the tug ROBB. Her main mast has gone by the deck, and her mizzen just below the cross-trees, both carrying away their standing and running rigging and sails. ...
Cleveland Herald (Cleveland, OH), Monday, October 10, 1881 
TextNewspapers    Dispatch to the Detroit Post and Tribune from Oswego; The schooner RICHARDSON, Captain McKee, with 9,200 bushels of barley from Kingston, mistook the lights and ran hard aground on the west breakwater at 3 P. M. today, and went to pieces in thirty minutes. Her crew was saved, but nothing else....
Daily Palladium (Oswego, NY), Mon., June 29, 1857 
TextNewspapers    Launch of the New Tug. - The new tug of Ald. Dobbie, was launched above the bridge on Saturday afternoon, in the presence of a large concourse of spectators. She was decked in bridal robes and glided into her native element gracefully and beautifully, and sits like "a thing of life" upon the...
Cobourg Star (Cobourg, ON), Wednesday, June 22, 1836 
TextNewspapers    SCHOONER SUNK. ---During the night of Tuesday last, the GREAT BRITAIN in her passage up to Kingston, had the mishap to run foul of the schooner MARGARET MILLER, of Hillier, fully loaded with wheat, off Oak Point, and sunk her---crew saved.--------Kingston Whig ...
St. Catharines Journal (St. Catharines, ON), September 8, 1842 
TextNewspapers    Grand River Canal - We are happy to have it in our power to say, that the contract for the construction of the canal, on the Grand River, has been taken, and the work is expected to commence immediately. The contractor is Mr. John Hunter, of this town. We look for better times soon; as the ...
St. Catharines Journal (St. Catharines, ON), August 11, 1842 
TextNewspapers    Iron Steamer - An iron steamer, for the use of the Royal Navy, on Lake Ontario, has lately arrived out from home. It came, of course, in pieces, but the government having sent out competent persons, it is to be put up forthwith. It is the same vessel which brought out the iron steamer, arrived...
Detroit Tribune (Detroit, MI), 15 Jun, 1876 
TextNewspapers    ICE AT DULUTH. - A telegram from St. Paul dated the 13th inst. says: It is reported to-day that the ice which has continued to occupy the west end of Lake Superior has at last moved out so as to afford a clear channel in and out from Duluth. One of the Duluth papers remarked despairingly ...
Cleveland Weekly Herald (Cleveland, OH), Tuesday, May 14, 1822 
TextNewspapers    Gale On Lake Ontario --Letters from Sackett's harbor, of the 16th. inst. state that a violent gale was experienced there on that day. The schooner ARIADNE, Capt. Reed, the best vessel of her size on the lake, was capsized at Fox Island, near Grand Island. Crew and passengers saved. She was...
Buffalo Patriot (Buffalo, NY), May 7, 1822 
TextNewspapers    STORM ON LAKE ONTARIO. --A severe gale was felt on Lake Ontario on the 15th. ult. in which three vessels were wrecked, and three persons drowned. One of the vessels was the Schooner ARIADNE, owned by Messrs. Dennison and Kimball, of Sacket's Harbor. ...
Oswego County Whig (Oswego, NY), Wed., Jan. 31,1838 
TextNewspapers    MOUTH OF SALMON RIVER - AND PULASKI Extracts from the report of the superintendent relative to the improvement of the harbor at the mouth of Salmon River, accompanying the report of the Secretary of War. "The importance of this point as a harbor to the maritime people of Lake Ontario, is ...
Cleveland Weekly Herald (Cleveland, OH), Friday, June 15, 1827, page 3 
TextNewspapers  Cleveland Weekly Herald (Cleveland, OH), Friday, June 15, 1827, page 3page 3  Column 1
Ontario Repository (Canandaigua, NY), Tuesday, June 22, 1813 
TextNewspapers    Bad News from Lake Ontario! The naval force of the enemy, on lake Ontario, are cruising from Niagara, down the American side of the lake, for the purpose, it would seem, of sweeping the coast, in which they have been but too successful. On Saturday, the 12th inst. near the eighteen Mile ...
Colonial Advocate (Toronto, ON), Thursday, May 12, 1831 
TextNewspapers    The vessel in question was the LUCINDA of Oswego.
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