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  • Burning of the G. P. Griffith
    TextNewspapercomment  Lloyd, James T., Lloyd's Steamboat Directory and Disasters on the Western Waters... (1856), 17 Jun 1850, 261-65    
    TextNewspapercomment  Lloyd, James T., Lloyd's Steamboat Directory and Disasters on the Western Waters... (1856), 17 Jun 1850, 261-65  
  • Explosion of the America
    TextNewspaper  Lloyd, James T., Lloyd's Steamboat Directory and Disasters on the Western Waters... (1856), 31 Jul 1850, 246-47    
    TextNewspaper  Lloyd, James T., Lloyd's Steamboat Directory and Disasters on the Western Waters... (1856), 31 Jul 1850, 246-47  
  • Explosion of the Anthony Wayne
    TextNewspaper  Lloyd, James T., Lloyd's Steamboat Directory and Disasters on the Western Waters... (1856), 28 Apr 1850, 211-13    
    TextNewspaper  Lloyd, James T., Lloyd's Steamboat Directory and Disasters on the Western Waters... (1856), 28 Apr 1850, 211-13  
  • Canada Lumber Trade
    NewspaperText  Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), 20 Dec 1850     Canada Lumber Trade

    The lumber business of Oswego has become second only to milling, and in point of safety and profit, it is decidedly the first business in the place.

    Oswego is the great natural receiving point of Canada West; no other place does or can rival it in that ...

    NewspaperText  Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), 20 Dec 1850   Canada Lumber Trade

    The lumber business of Oswego has become second only to milling, and in point of safety and profit, it is decidedly the first business in the place.

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  • Brig Algomah and her Escape
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    This beautiful craft, it will be remembered got upon the rocks in Lake Erie and had it not been for her great strength and the U.S. Steamer, who came to her relief, she would have been ship-wrecked. As it was, about 1000 bushels of wheat were thrown over board. The ...

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    This beautiful craft, it will be remembered got upon the rocks in Lake Erie and had it not been for her great strength and the U.S. Steamer, who came to ...

  • Little Sodus Ontario Bay
    NewspaperText       Little Sodus Ontario Bay

    We enjoyed the pleasure, a few days since, of a visit to Little Sodus or as, by a unanimous vote of our party and those interested. "In solemn council convened,: the name was changed "Ontario Bay" We were not aware of the existence of, so picturesque ...

    NewspaperText     Little Sodus Ontario Bay

    We enjoyed the pleasure, a few days since, of a visit to Little Sodus or as, by a unanimous vote of our party and those interested. ...

  • Severe Thunder Storm
    NewspaperText  Oswego Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), 23 Apr 1850    

    Severe Thunder Storm- A brisk and brilliant April shower came off early yesterday morning. The wind was in the South and for successive hours the rain, at intervals, fell in profusion. The lightning was very vivid, but the thunder was truly sublime. The Propeller St. Lawrence was struck ...

    NewspaperText  Oswego Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), 23 Apr 1850  

    Severe Thunder Storm- A brisk and brilliant April shower came off early yesterday morning. The wind was in the South and for successive hours the rain, at intervals, fell in ...

  • The Lumber Trade
    NewspaperText  Oswego Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), 23 Apr 1850    

    The Lumber Trade - The new lumber firm which we mentioned the other day, as having transferred their business from Buffalo to this city, have just contracted for the shipment of a million feet of lumber from Saginaw, on Lake Huron, to be delivered at this city, via the Welland ...

    NewspaperText  Oswego Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), 23 Apr 1850  

    The Lumber Trade - The new lumber firm which we mentioned the other day, as having transferred their business from Buffalo to this city, have just contracted for the shipment ...

  • Beautiful Sight
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    Beautiful Sight- Between 10 and 11 o'clock yesterday morning, the splendid steamer"Cataract" for Lewiston and the Niagara for Ogdensburgh, steamed out of the harbor nearly at the same time. They are in perfect repair, and are surpassed in size or beauty by very few boats on Long Island ...

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    Beautiful Sight- Between 10 and 11 o'clock yesterday morning, the splendid steamer"Cataract" for Lewiston and the Niagara for Ogdensburgh, steamed out of the harbor nearly at the same time. They ...

  • Route West Through Oswego
    NewspaperText  Oswego Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), 17 Apr 1850    

    Route West Through Oswego- There are indications this spring of a very large increase in the forwarding business through this city.-The Canadian trade is finding that it is for its advantage to come this way rather than wait for the opening of the St. Lawrence. The ease with which ...

    NewspaperText  Oswego Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), 17 Apr 1850  

    Route West Through Oswego- There are indications this spring of a very large increase in the forwarding business through this city.-The Canadian trade is finding that it is for its ...

  • How To Get Down the St. Lawrence
    NewspaperText  Oswego Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), 16 Apr 1850     How To Get Down the St. Lawrence

    The free navigation of the St. Lawrence for American mercantile vessels, is all moonshine, if what follows is true. A Canadian correspondent of the Albany Argus, thus shows up the folly of expecting extensive trade through that source, by sea-going ...

    NewspaperText  Oswego Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), 16 Apr 1850   How To Get Down the St. Lawrence

    The free navigation of the St. Lawrence for American mercantile vessels, is all moonshine, if what follows is true. A Canadian correspondent of ...

  • Safety on the Lakes
    NewspaperText  Oswego Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), 21 Jun 1850    

    Safety on the Lakes.- The number and fearful character of the accidents on Lake Erie this year, is beyond measure dreadful. It is astounding to think about, especially when the public see in the very midst of these disasters, the large lake boats from Buffalo racing with each other, ...

    NewspaperText  Oswego Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), 21 Jun 1850  

    Safety on the Lakes.- The number and fearful character of the accidents on Lake Erie this year, is beyond measure dreadful. It is astounding to think about, especially when the ...

  • The Lumber Trade
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    The Lumber Trade. In the whole history of Oswego, we suspect the quantity of lumber brought to this port this spring has never before been equaled. The docks are covered with it, and even the Government piers have huge piles, aside from the millions of feet which have already gone ...

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    The Lumber Trade. In the whole history of Oswego, we suspect the quantity of lumber brought to this port this spring has never before been equaled. The docks are covered ...

  • Spring Business
    NewspaperText  Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), 11 May 1850     Spring Business

    The Spring business opens very fairly-much better than any one expected. A great amount of produce has arrived principally from Canada and much activity prevails upon the docks. Immense quantities of lumber are coming forward. Nearly six million feet were received ...

    NewspaperText  Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), 11 May 1850   Spring Business

    The Spring business opens very fairly-much better than any one expected. A great amount of produce has arrived principally from Canada and much activity prevails upon the docks. ...

  • Growth of Oswego
    NewspaperText       Growth of Oswego

    Upon nearly every block in the city new edifices are being erected. Over a hundred new dwelling houses are now being put up, some of them expensive and beautiful buildings; and old structures are being repaired and beautified. More will probably be done for the ...

    NewspaperText     Growth of Oswego

    Upon nearly every block in the city new edifices are being erected. Over a hundred new dwelling houses are now being put up, some of them expensive ...

  • The Lake Steamers
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    The Lake Steamers- It is matter of general surprise that the public are not informed when and where the lake steamer run from this city. We hear repeated remarks concerning them, not only by our own citizens, but by strangers. Even the hours of starting are not made public, and ...

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    The Lake Steamers- It is matter of general surprise that the public are not informed when and where the lake steamer run from this city. We hear repeated remarks concerning ...

  • What is Doing on the East Side?
    NewspaperText  Oswego Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), 29 Apr 1850    

    What is Doing on the East Side? East Oswego, or Oswego on the East side of the river is dignified sometimes by the name of Scriba.- Well, Scriba, or such portions of it as lie immediately over the bridge, is altogether the most cheerful, lively place to be found in ...

    NewspaperText  Oswego Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), 29 Apr 1850  

    What is Doing on the East Side? East Oswego, or Oswego on the East side of the river is dignified sometimes by the name of Scriba.- Well, Scriba, or such ...

  • Severe Gale
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    Severe Gale- A severe gale from the north west began on Saturday evening and continued through Sunday, up to a late hour in the night. It was accompanied with alternate snow squalls, which at times gave everything a most dismal, wintry aspect. Quite a number of vessels come down the ...

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    Severe Gale- A severe gale from the north west began on Saturday evening and continued through Sunday, up to a late hour in the night. It was accompanied with alternate ...

  • Oswego Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), 13 Apr 1850
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    Cold, raw winds have been blowing from the lake for some days. A storm is probably in preparation. Some vessels which arrived a day or two since, were covered with frozen spray- The piers are ladened with huge heaps of ice, produced by the surf freezing as it swept over ...

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    Cold, raw winds have been blowing from the lake for some days. A storm is probably in preparation. Some vessels which arrived a day or two since, were covered with ...

  • Opening of Business
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    Opening of Business- the Welland canal opens on Monday. This is the great channel of business to the upper lakes from this city. The first Propeller will start for Toronto on the 3rd of April, and from that time, may be dated the commencement of business. In another column will ...

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    Opening of Business- the Welland canal opens on Monday. This is the great channel of business to the upper lakes from this city. The first Propeller will start for Toronto ...

  • Buffalo Courier (Buffalo, NY), 26 Apr 1850, p. 2, column 5
    NewspaperText       At Bidwell & Banta's yard some eighty men are at work on the Propeller Ontario, preparing her for California. She is to be copper-fastened and made as staunch as any sea-going craft afloat. Permission, we understand, has been obtained for her egress through the St. Lawrence. She is ...
    NewspaperText     At Bidwell & Banta's yard some eighty men are at work on the Propeller Ontario, preparing her for California. She is to be copper-fastened and made as staunch as any ...
  • Lake Propeller for Chagres
    NewspaperText  Cleveland Herald (Cleveland, OH), 11 Dec 1850, p. 1, column 3     Lake Propeller for Chagres

    The Propeller Ontario which left the lakes in May having made one trip to Charleston S. C., returned to New York for new boilers and outfit and cleared on the 2d inst. for Chagres.-- The time is coming when lake built vessels will be numerous on ...

    NewspaperText  Cleveland Herald (Cleveland, OH), 11 Dec 1850, p. 1, column 3   Lake Propeller for Chagres

    The Propeller Ontario which left the lakes in May having made one trip to Charleston S. C., returned to New York for new boilers and outfit ...

  • Steam Propeller Ontario
    NewspaperText  Charleston Courier, 12 Nov 1850, p. 2    

    Steam Propeller Ontario.--This afternoon the steam ship Ontario, which arrived at this port on Friday last, from New York, leaves again for that port. The Ontario, as we are informed, intends running regularly between this and New York, and Capt. KITTREDGE, ...

    NewspaperText  Charleston Courier, 12 Nov 1850, p. 2  

    Steam Propeller Ontario.--This afternoon the steam ship Ontario, which arrived at this port on Friday last, from New York, leaves again for that port. The Ontario, as we are informed, ...

  • Quick Trip
    Newspaper  Cleveland Herald (Cleveland, OH), 3 Jul 1850, p. 1, column 7     Quick Trip

    The Propeller Ontario made the passage from Montreal to Quebec [sic: probably meant New York] in twelve days.--She took on board at Erie, some 300 tons of coal, and had 100 tons remaining on her arrival at New york. We understand her owner intends to take the Propeller ...

    Newspaper  Cleveland Herald (Cleveland, OH), 3 Jul 1850, p. 1, column 7   Quick Trip

    The Propeller Ontario made the passage from Montreal to Quebec [sic: probably meant New York] in twelve days.--She took on board at Erie, some 300 tons of coal, ...

  • Extraordinary Voyage
    NewspaperText  Alexandria Gazette (Alexandria, VA), 24 Jun 1850, p. 3     Extraordinary Voyage.

    The propeller Ontario, Averel, arrived at this port on Sunday, from Rochester, via the St. Lawrence, being the first arrival of a merchant vessel from a port on Lake Ontario. She was built at Rochester, on the Genesee River in 1846, was strengthened for sea ...

    NewspaperText  Alexandria Gazette (Alexandria, VA), 24 Jun 1850, p. 3   Extraordinary Voyage.

    The propeller Ontario, Averel, arrived at this port on Sunday, from Rochester, via the St. Lawrence, being the first arrival of a merchant vessel from a port on ...

  • Propeller Ontario
    NewspaperText  Cleveland Herald (Cleveland, OH), 8 May 1850, p. 1, column 5    

    PROPELLER ONTARIO.-- We are informed that the Propeller Ontario, built at this port about two years since, is now fitting up as a sea steamer at Buffalo, and is intended to run between Ogdensburgh and Quebec, with occasional trips to Halifax to meet the Cunard steamers from ...

    NewspaperText  Cleveland Herald (Cleveland, OH), 8 May 1850, p. 1, column 5  

    PROPELLER ONTARIO.-- We are informed that the Propeller Ontario, built at this port about two years since, is now fitting up as a sea steamer at Buffalo, and is intended ...

  • The Steamer America Ashore
    NewspaperText  Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH), 6 Sep 1850     The Steamer America Ashore.

    The well known and popular Steamer America, which has run for several years between this city and Toronto, via the Canada Shore, went ashore at Cobourg on Saturday night. The circumstances under which the vessel met with the accident are about as ...

    NewspaperText  Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH), 6 Sep 1850   The Steamer America Ashore.

    The well known and popular Steamer America, which has run for several years between this city and Toronto, via the Canada Shore, went ashore at Cobourg ...

  • The "Earl Cathcart" Steamer
    NewspaperImage  Fitzgunne, G. H., Illustrated London News, 13 Jul 1850, p. 41     THE "EARL CATHCART." STEAMER. (From Correspondent.)

    THE accompanying Engraving shows the Earl Cathcart steamer, with troops board from Montreal to Port Stanley, en route to London, Canada West, as she appeared hard and fast among the islands of the river St. Lawrence. The ...

    NewspaperImage  Fitzgunne, G. H., Illustrated London News, 13 Jul 1850, p. 41   THE "EARL CATHCART." STEAMER. (From Correspondent.)

    THE accompanying Engraving shows the Earl Cathcart steamer, with troops board from Montreal to Port Stanley, en route to London, Canada West, as she ...

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