The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
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CORSICAN in Rapids 
Image  c 1877  ...Handwritten on reverse: "July 24 1877" [could be "87"]...
Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Jan. 6, 1877 
TextNewspapers    An Old Tar's Twister _______ The Speed of Vessels Twenty-Five Years Ago - A Miraculous Escape From Drowning _______ It was a dark stormy night - the wind howling its loudest and shrillest from the northwest, a good night for a yarn and it was evident from the frequency with which the...
Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), March 10, 1877 
TextNewspapers    An Old Tar's Twister _________ A Breeze on Lake Erie. _________ Yes, to be sartin, I remember the breeze in the fall of '44. I were mate on one of them 'ere pocket edision brigs belongin' to Detroit then. We was workin' up Lake Erie and had just got breast of the O w'en wind, which were ...
Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), March 10, 1877 
TextNewspapers    How to Hook on a Boat. It is reported that Capt. Billy McGee of the schooner Richardson of Kingston, has sold his schooner and is going to retire to a farm. There is considerable music in Capt. Billy and he will be missed at this port. Last fall Captain Billy (who by the way is rather broad in...
Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), March 16, 1877 
TextNewspapers    Death of Captain Morgan M. Wheeler ____________ Seldom has a more painful task fallen upon us than that which impells our pen to write the obituary of Captain Morgan M. Wheeler. The whole city was aware that Capt. Wheeler was seriously sick, and the various changes and probabilities of his ...
Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), March 31, 1877 
TextNewspapers    The Late Captain Morgan M. Wheeler. ________ To the Editor of the Palladium: Sir -- Referring to the brief resolutions adopted by the Board of Trade, published in your issue of Tuesday, designed to express the sentiments of the Board in commemoration of the death of Captain Morgan M. ...
Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), March 31, 1877 
TextNewspapers    This rivals even Snider's Schooner Days articles! It's enough to even put the spell check out of komishion!
Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Tues. , April 10, 1877 
TextNewspapers    Relics of Lost Vessel ____ A Trunk and Other Articles supposed to be from the Maggie Hunter Found Floating in Lake Ontario. _____ About half past four o'clock Sunday morning Henry and John Featherstonhaugh started down the lake in a boat after drift wood. On their way back about 7 a. m....
Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), April 18, 1877 
TextNewspapers    Contemporary Opinion of the Oswego Times' Ghost ( New York Times, April 17th )- Oswego has never been noted for ghosts. In fact there has been hitherto been no trustworthy record of any Oswego ghost of any kind. Suddenly, without any previous announcement, and without the aid of any medium,...
Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Thursday, July 19, 1877 
TextNewspapers    The Burning of the Ellsworth Hon. A. C. Mattoon returned from Stony Island last evening. It appears that the steam barge Ellsworth lay at anchor off Stony Island in about 21 feet of water when she burned Tuesday evening. She had landed the party from this city, and they had gone into camp on...
Jefferson County Journal (Adams, NY), Nov. 28, 1877 
TextNewspapers    We saw an iron mallet for pile-driving at Jenkins' Landing last night. It looks as though we were to have some needed improvements at the landing. Capt. Ellis says there is but three feet of water at the mouth of Big Sandy Creek. The schooner Union, in attempting on the 22nd to enter the...
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 17 Aug 1877 
TextNewspapers    ...The squat, fortress-like 1877-78 light, modified in 1899, still stands and is being restored at present. See http://www.ipl.org/exhibit/light/GL/PortAustin.html for a nice photo which shows the octagonal base well....
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 12 Oct 1877 
TextNewspapers    *This is an exaggeration if "Western lakes" has its usual meaning, encompassing all of the Great Lakes. Iron steamers had been built on both sides of the lakes since the early 40's, and the David Bell Shipyard of Buffalo had been turning out iron freighters and tugs for at least 9 years by the...
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 28 Oct 1877 
TextNewspapers    MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS - Capt. MacLeod, of the schooner Lucerne, who discovered the steamer Peerless disabled on Lake Michigan September 2nd, was on Friday presented by the owners of the Peerless with a neat and costly combination of watch, thermometer and barometer, set on pivots in a beautiful...
Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Jan. 20, 1877 
TextNewspapers    ...In 1876-77 some former residents of Oswego wrote reminiscing letters of the early days there which were published in the Palladium. There were a few maritime-related items that will be of interest. The rest is unrelated maritime history. This letter, dated Milan, Ohio, Jan. 16, 1877 from Hamilton...
Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Feb. 10, 1877 
TextNewspapers    ...Excerpts from a letter dated Feb. 6, 1877 from Hamilton Colton of Milan, Ohio, to the Oswego Palladium, published Feb. 10, 1877....
Rambling Sketches 
TextNewspapers  "Rambling Sketches," Chenango Semi-Weekly Telegraph (Norwich, NY), June 30, 1877  ... Rambling Sketches _________ Steamer Fountain City , June 20th, 1877 Messrs. Editors: Our good ship has just reached the dock of the beautiful city of Cleveland , and our stay here will be five hours, so I sieze the opportunity for a few lines to the Telegraph . The trip via the ......
Rambling Sketches 
TextNewspapers  "Rambling Sketches," Chenango Semi-Weekly Telegraph (Norwich, NY), July 4, 1877  ... Rambling Sketches. _______ Chicago , June 26, 1877 . Messrs. Editors: - After the severe storm of yesterday, the sunlight which bathes the earth is indeed welcome. The contrast of the warm sultry atmosphere of this city, with the cool bracing air of the lakes is very marked; yet when we ......
Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Feb. 5, 1877 
TextNewspapers    What People Say The Early History and Conditions of Oswego - The Early Oswego Fleet - The Tradesmen of Long Ago - Interesting Reminiscences. To the Editor of the Palladium : Sir: - The summer of 1816 was known as the cold summer. Flour advanced from six to fourteen dollars a barrel, and ...
Saint Joseph Traveler-Herald (St. Joseph, MI), Saturday, November 10, 1877, page 3 
TextNewspapers  Saint Joseph Traveler-Herald (St. Joseph, MI), Saturday, November 10, 1877, page 3page 3  Column 1

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(Canal boat) (1) A. B. Moore (Schooner) (1) A. Gebhart (Schooner) (1) Abeona (Schooner) (1) Aetna (Schooner) (1) Albatross (Schooner) (1) Alexander Jones (Propeller) (1) Alfred P. Wright (Tug) (1) Allen Bully (Propeller) (1) Almeda (Schooner) (1) America (Schooner) (1) Annie Vought (Schooner) (4) Arab (Schooner) (1) Arabia (Schooner) (1) Asa Childs (Schooner) (1) Asia (Propeller) (1) Avon (Propeller) (3) Bangalore (Schooner) (1) Barges (17) Barks (7) Belle King (Propeller) (1) Benjamin Franklin (Schooner) (1) Bennington (Shipwreck) (1) Berlin (Schooner) (2) Boats (1) Bob Anderson (Propeller) (1) Bohemian (Schooner) (1) Bolivia (Schooner) (1) Brigs (3) Brisgewater (Schooner) (1) British Lion (Bark) (1) C. G. Meisel (Schooner) (1) C. J. Kershaw (Propeller) (1) C. K. Dixon (Schooner) (1) C. L. Johnson (Schooner) (1) C. P. Williams (Barge) (1) Camelia (Schooner) (1) Canal boats (1) Canton (Schooner) (1) Cecelia Jeffrey (Schooner) (1) Charles and Ann (Schooner) (1) Charles Foster (Schooner) (2) Charles Hinckley (Schooner) (1) Charles J. Kershaw (Propeller) (1) Charts (6) Chauncey Hurlbut (Propeller) (1) Chicago Board of Trade (Barge) (1) China (Schooner) (1) City of Green Bay (Schooner) (1) City of Madison (Propeller) (1) City of Tawas (Bark) (1) City of Toledo (Propeller) (1) Clinton (Steamboat) (1) Clipper Vision (Schooner) (1) Colonel Hayes (Schooner) (1) Colorado (Propeller) (2) Commodore Perry (Revenue Cutter) (1) Cornelia (schooner) (1) Corporal (1) Corsican (steamboat) (1) Cumberland (Steamboat) (1) D. Ballantine (Propeller) (1) D. G. Williams (Scow) (1) D. W. McCall (Schooner) (1) D. W. Powers (Propeller) (1) Dart (Barge) (1) David Andrews (Barge) (1) David Provost (Schooner) (1) David W. Rust (Propeller) (1) Delos De Wolf (Schooner) (1) Diana (Ship) (1) Dick Somers (Schooner) (1) Dover (Propeller) (2) Dresden (Schooner) (1) Dubuque (Barge) (1) Dunkirk (Propeller) (1) E. Cohen (Brig) (1) Eighth Ohio (Propeller) (2) Enterprise (Propeller) (2) Fires (2) Fountain City (Propeller) (4) Glad Tidings (Schooner) (2) H. P. Baldwin (Schooner) (2) Lillie Parsons (Schooner) (2) M. C. Cameron (Schooner) (2) Midland (Propeller) (2) New Dominion (Schooner) (4) Norfolk (Steamboat) (2) Propellers (72) R. N. Rice (Steamboat) (4) Sam Cook (Schooner) (2) Schooners (167) Scows (14) Ships (6) Shipwrecks (4) Sloops (2) St. Louis (Propeller) (2) Steamboats (30) Tugs (6) Waucoma (Schooner) (2)
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