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  • Lake Ontario
    TextNewspaper  Wayne Sentinel (Palmyra, NY), 23 Sep 1829    

    Lake Ontario, - The Oswego Gazette of the 5th inst. speaks of the increasing business of that place. From eight to twenty vessels are frequently seen in the harbor, where two or three only were found a year ago.

    The steamboat Ontario, touches there on Fridays on her way from ...

    TextNewspaper  Wayne Sentinel (Palmyra, NY), 23 Sep 1829  

    Lake Ontario, - The Oswego Gazette of the 5th inst. speaks of the increasing business of that place. From eight to twenty vessels are frequently seen in the harbor, where ...

  • Early Steamboating Reminiscences
    TextNewspaper  Van Cleve, James, Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), 4 Apr 1876     Early Steamboating Reminiscences From the Ontario, Martha Ogden and United States.

    By Captain James Van Cleve

    A day or two since Hon. Alvin Bronson received a large book containing as the fly leaf denotes:

    "Reminiscences of the Early Period of ...

    TextNewspaper  Van Cleve, James, Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), 4 Apr 1876   Early Steamboating Reminiscences From the Ontario, Martha Ogden and United States.

    By Captain James Van Cleve

    A day or two since Hon. Alvin Bronson received a large book ...

  • “A Revolution in Travelling”: The Steamboat Letters of the Torrance family, 1831-1848
    Text  Fisher, Rob, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Oct 2011, 359-376     The Torrance family's correspondence in the collection of papers by Robert M. Powell and his family at Library and Archives Canada must be recognized for his discussion of the steamboats of the St. Lawrence River and the Great Lakes in the 1830s and 1840s. This recently discovered cache of letters ...
    Text  Fisher, Rob, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Oct 2011, 359-376   The Torrance family's correspondence in the collection of papers by Robert M. Powell and his family at Library and Archives Canada must be recognized for his discussion of the steamboats ...
  • Early Shipping Days on Lake Ontario Recalled
    TextNewspaper  Meagher, Frederick J., Syracuse Herald (Syracuse, NY), 2 Aug 1928     Early Shipping Days on Lake Ontario Recalled ____

    By Frederick J. Meagher

    With the harbor of Oswego filled with a fleet of many yachts, ranging from tiny Buccaneers to handsome schooner yachts and motor cruisers of every size, all gathered here for ...

    TextNewspaper  Meagher, Frederick J., Syracuse Herald (Syracuse, NY), 2 Aug 1928   Early Shipping Days on Lake Ontario Recalled ____

    By Frederick J. Meagher

    With the harbor of Oswego filled with a fleet of many yachts, ranging from tiny Buccaneers ...

  • Port of Genessee, on Lake Ontario, N.Y.
    Image       "The Port of Genesse, on Lake Ontario, N.Y."
    Image     "The Port of Genesse, on Lake Ontario, N.Y."
  • History of Steam navigation on Lake Ontario
    TextNewspaper  Onondaga Standard (Syracuse, NY), Sep. 29, 1847     From the Oswego Commercial Times History of Steam navigation on Lake Ontario _______

    The rapid increase and general improvement in the commercial marine of the Lakes, impart a high degree of interest to every thing relating to the early history and progress of our steam ...

    TextNewspaper  Onondaga Standard (Syracuse, NY), Sep. 29, 1847   From the Oswego Commercial Times History of Steam navigation on Lake Ontario _______

    The rapid increase and general improvement in the commercial marine of the Lakes, impart a high degree ...

  • Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Aug. 21, 1876
    TextNewspaper       What People Say

    Some more Centennial reminiscences from the west

    Milan, Ohio Aug. 18, 1876

    To the Editor of the Palladium

    Sir- The paper asked for is received, and wishing to express thanks for the favor, I embrace this occasion to add ...

    TextNewspaper     What People Say

    Some more Centennial reminiscences from the west

    Milan, Ohio Aug. 18, 1876

    To the Editor of the Palladium

    Sir- The paper asked for is received, and ...

  • The Ontario
    TextNewspaper  Oswego Daily Times, 8 Jul 1848     The Ontario.

    The new steamer Ontario took her place in the line in which she is to run on Thursday. To speak of this Boat as she deserves would be to employ terms which might, perhaps, appear somewhat extravagant. It is but moderate praise to say she ranks fully ...

    TextNewspaper  Oswego Daily Times, 8 Jul 1848   The Ontario.

    The new steamer Ontario took her place in the line in which she is to run on Thursday. To speak of this Boat as she deserves would ...

  • Steamer Ontario
    TextNewspaper  Oswego Times & Journal (Oswego, NY), 24 Apr 1855    

    Steamer Ontario. - This old favorite made her first appearance in our harbor this morning, from Charlotte where she has been laid up the past winter. Her exterior presents the appearance of a new boat, having been entirely repainted, and the interior is as usual elegant. We regret to ...

    TextNewspaper  Oswego Times & Journal (Oswego, NY), 24 Apr 1855  

    Steamer Ontario. - This old favorite made her first appearance in our harbor this morning, from Charlotte where she has been laid up the past winter. Her exterior presents the ...

  • Side-wheel Steamer Ontario
    Image       "Side-wheel Steamer Ontario"
    Image     "Side-wheel Steamer Ontario"
  • Niles Weekly Register, March 29, 1817
    TextNewspaper      

    The steam boat Ontario, capable of carrying 2,000 barrels, is prepared for the lake, and will leave Sackett's Harbor every Monday, and make a route from Ogensburg to Niagara, stopping at several places to land or receive passengers. The fare for cabin passengers from Sackett's Harbor to ...

    TextNewspaper    

    The steam boat Ontario, capable of carrying 2,000 barrels, is prepared for the lake, and will leave Sackett's Harbor every Monday, and make a route from Ogensburg to Niagara, stopping ...

  • Steam boat ONTARIO
    TextNewspaper  Geneva Gazette (Geneva, NY), 1 Apr 1819    

    Steam Boat
    ONTARIO

    This boat being now ready for carrying Freight and Passengers, will commence her operations for the ensuing season, and the times of leaving port will be as follows:

    Going Up

    She will leave ...

    TextNewspaper  Geneva Gazette (Geneva, NY), 1 Apr 1819  

    Steam Boat
    ONTARIO

    This boat being now ready for carrying Freight and Passengers, will commence her operations for the ensuing season, and the times of leaving port will be ...

  • The ONTARIO. 1817
    Imagecomment       The ONTARIO. 1817. The first steamboat on Lake Ontario despite Cumberland's assertions. From the original drawing by Captain James Van Cleve
    Imagecomment     The ONTARIO. 1817. The first steamboat on Lake Ontario despite Cumberland's assertions. From the original drawing by Captain James Van Cleve
  • Steam-Boat on Lake Ontario
    NewspaperText  Albany Daily Advertiser, 15 Aug 1816, p. 2     The prediction in this article was very optimistic. She got out for the first time in April 1817, and started her regular service in May 1817...
    NewspaperText  Albany Daily Advertiser, 15 Aug 1816, p. 2   The prediction in this article was very optimistic. She got out for the first time in April 1817, and started her regular service in May 1817...
  • Steamboat Martha Ogden
    NewspaperText  Commercial Advertiser (New York, NY), 4 Sep 1829    

    Steamboat Martha Ogden.--I saw in your paper of yesterday, a statement from the Boston Traveller, that the steamboat Martha Ogden had been blown over the bar at Sammon [sic: Salmon] River, on Lake Ontario, on the 9th ult. This statement is ture; but it is incorrrect that she received ...

    NewspaperText  Commercial Advertiser (New York, NY), 4 Sep 1829  

    Steamboat Martha Ogden.--I saw in your paper of yesterday, a statement from the Boston Traveller, that the steamboat Martha Ogden had been blown over the bar at Sammon [sic: Salmon] ...

  • Martha Ogden (Steamboat), aground, 8 Oct 1830
    TextNewspaper       Reason: aground
    Lives: nil
    Remarks: Got off
    ...
    TextNewspaper     Reason: aground
    Lives: nil
    Remarks: Got off
    ...
  • Martha Ogden (Steamboat), aground, 12 Nov 1832
    TextNewspaper       Reason: aground
    Lives: nil
    Freight: passengers
    Remarks: Total loss
    ...
    TextNewspaper     Reason: aground
    Lives: nil
    Freight: passengers
    Remarks: Total loss
    ...
  • Martha Ogden (Steamboat), 25 May 1825
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  • Martha Ogden (Steamboat), 22 Nov 1843
    TextNewspaper       early steamers...
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  • Martha Ogden (Steamboat), 25 Mar 1876
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