The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Jan. 4, 1843

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p.2 The works on foot, and the preparations for the business of the coming season begin to wear a highly encouraging aspect for Oswego. The reconstruction of the large flouring mills of Messrs. Wright and Wiman, consumed by the late fire, is in progress. A large warehouse is about to be erected upon the burnt premises of H. Fitzhugh & Co., and this extensively known Forwarding firm have already made their arrangements for the season of 1843 as will be seen by their card in another part of this paper. A new steamboat of the first class, built at this port for the Ontario steam navigation company, is now receiving her machinery, and will be ready to run on the opening of navigation. Two new steam vessels are building at the shipyard of the enterprizing Mr. Doolittle, for the Oswego and Chicago Line, which will increase the number of steam vessels employed in this line to five. A new schooner of 136 tons burthen is building for the forwarding house of Wm. Lewis, Jr., & Co. and will be ready for business on the opening of navigation.

The business of Oswego for the past season, of which we have a statement in preparation, has been, all things considered, to a fair extent, and yielded, we believe, fair profits, although freights have been low. There has been more lumber shipped, and more flour manufactured at this port than in any former season. Upon a turn in the times, favorable to a general improvement, Oswego will rise Phoenix like from the ashes, and the obstacles which have so long weighed like a nightmare upon her prosperity. She will yet realize the unparalleled advantages of her position, for the trade of a vast and fertile country with boundless resources, as yet undeveloped. [Oswego Herald]

p.3 Canal Rioters - We regret to learn that there has lately been some further disturbances among the laborers on the Feeder of the Welland canal, in the vicinity of Broad Creek. The troubles however, do not appear to have been extensive - the unemployed men, who attempted to stop the progress of the work, being so few in number, that, on the appearance of Baron de Rottenburgh, the special Magistrate, backed by the troops, stationed at Dunnville, the leaders were taken into custody, and the rabble speedily dispursed. [St. Catherines Journal]



To be Sold by Public Auction, at Press's Hotel, Hamilton, on Wednesday the 1st day of February, 1843, at 1 o'clock, P.M., the Schooner


as she now lies at Port Hamilton. Also the Schooner


as she now lies at the Government Wharf Toronto, with all the Sails, Boats, Anchors and other appurtenances thereunto belonging.

Terms made known on the day of Sale.

S. Oliver, Auctioneer.

Hamilton, Dec. 28th, 1842.



The Proprietors of this Line desire to inform the Public that their

Daily Line of Lake Boats

will run between New York and Oswego, direct, (without transhipment at Albany or Troy,) as heretofore, during the season of 1843.

The Steam Boats

St. Lawrence, Oneida and Express

Run in our Line (exclusively,) giving us superior facilities for transporting property to and from the different places on

Lake Ontario & River St. Lawrence.

Connected with the Line are


Plying between Oswego and the various ports on

Lake Erie and the Upper Lakes.

We beg to offer our acknowledgements to our friends generally for the liberal patronage extended to us the last seven years, and to refer them to our mode of doing business heretofore as a guarantee for the satisfaction we hope to give hereafter.

R.J. Vandewater, 100 Broad St., NewYork. Proprietors{ Wm. H.Vandewater, 105 Pier, Albany. Fitzhugh & Co., Oswego.

Refer To

E.F. Allen, Ogdensburgh.

J.W. Fuller, Alexandria Bay.

Smith, Merrick & Co., Clayton.

J.H. Greer, Kingston.

M.K. Stow, Sackets Harbor.

O.P. Starkie, Cape Vincent.

A. Lane, Youngstown.

L. Shepherd & Co., Lewiston.

Gunn & Browne, Hamilton, C.W.

George Urquhart, Toronto.

Livingston, Butler & Co., Utica.

Oswego, Dec. 27th, 1842

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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Jan. 4, 1843