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  • Do You Remember?
    NewspaperText  Oswego Palladium-Times (Oswego, NY), 21 Apr 1941     Do You Remember?

    Now that the season of navigation has opened once more, and the windshields upon the lower bridge have been lowered, it might be the appropriate time to chronicle in this column a little reminder of those bygone years when Oswego harbor was alive with sailing ...

    NewspaperText  Oswego Palladium-Times (Oswego, NY), 21 Apr 1941   Do You Remember?

    Now that the season of navigation has opened once more, and the windshields upon the lower bridge have been lowered, it might be the appropriate time to ...

  • Oswego Palladium-Times (Oswego, NY), 24 Feb 1932
    TextNewspaper       Old time waterfront frequenters recalled Wednesday that a floating elevator was once used in Oswego to transfer grain from the schooners and small steamships of those days to canal carriers, but the operation was not a success, due to the fact that the lake carriers had to wait sometimes for ...
    TextNewspaper     Old time waterfront frequenters recalled Wednesday that a floating elevator was once used in Oswego to transfer grain from the schooners and small steamships of those days to canal carriers, ...
  • Steam Grain Elevator
    TextNewspaper  Oswego Daily Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), 20 Aug 1852     Steam Grain Elevator. - Messrs. Goddard and Hovey have just completed a Floating Elevator for the purpose of unloading and loading grain. Heretofore the vast amount of grain received at and despatched from Albany has been loaded and reloaded by hand. The elevator is so arranged that it will not ...
    TextNewspaper  Oswego Daily Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), 20 Aug 1852   Steam Grain Elevator. - Messrs. Goddard and Hovey have just completed a Floating Elevator for the purpose of unloading and loading grain. Heretofore the vast amount of grain received at ...
  • The New Elevator
    NewspaperText       The New Elevator

    The mammoth Elevator of Messrs. Irwin & Sloan , situated at the foot of West Schuyler Street, was first put in operation yesterday, starting off with the only one elevator, and at the rate of 6,600 bushels an hour.

    The structure has a river front of 132 ...

    NewspaperText     The New Elevator

    The mammoth Elevator of Messrs. Irwin & Sloan , situated at the foot of West Schuyler Street, was first put in operation yesterday, starting off with the ...

  • New Dock
    TextNewspaper  Oswego Daily Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), 15 Apr 1870     New Dock- Messrs. Irwin and Sloan are rebuilding their dock next south of their elevator. It is 132 feet front 120 feet in rear and 100 ft. deep. It is being lowered three feet, and rebuilt of heavy timbers in the most substantial manner. The work is under the management ...
    TextNewspaper  Oswego Daily Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), 15 Apr 1870   New Dock- Messrs. Irwin and Sloan are rebuilding their dock next south of their elevator. It is 132 feet front 120 feet in rear and 100 ft. deep. It is ...
  • British Whig (Kingston, ON), 6 Sep 1862
    TextNewspaper       A large floating elevator from Oswego, enroute to New York, was town into Kingborn's Wharf yesterday by the tug Bloore. It was once a government dredge in Oswego, and has since been changed into an elevator. It is the property of A.E. Masters Esq. of New York....
    TextNewspaper     A large floating elevator from Oswego, enroute to New York, was town into Kingborn's Wharf yesterday by the tug Bloore. It was once a government dredge in Oswego, and has ...
  • Elevating Extraordinary
    TextNewspaper  Oswego Daily Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), 22 May 1862     Elevating Extraordinary. - Yesterday afternoon the Commercial (floating) Elevator accomplished a feat in elevating, we are informed, has never been equalled in this city. In one hour and fourteen minutes 7,100 bushels of corn were elevated from the schooner Sylph, and at the same time spouted into ...
    TextNewspaper  Oswego Daily Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), 22 May 1862   Elevating Extraordinary. - Yesterday afternoon the Commercial (floating) Elevator accomplished a feat in elevating, we are informed, has never been equalled in this city. In one hour and fourteen minutes ...
  • Grain Elevators
    TextNewspaper  Oswego Daily Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), 7 Jul 1853     Grain Elevators

    In view of he decreased facilities by the destruction in the late fire, of the Elevators owned by J.L. Hall & Co. and Messrs. Ames & Brother, we take pleasure in notifying those interested that our townsman, Mr. W. Lewis has supplied himself with a floating ...

    TextNewspaper  Oswego Daily Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), 7 Jul 1853   Grain Elevators

    In view of he decreased facilities by the destruction in the late fire, of the Elevators owned by J.L. Hall & Co. and Messrs. Ames & Brother, we ...

  • Flouring Mills of Oswego
    NewspaperText       Flour Mills of Oswego

    The following named mills are all located on the Varick Canal, with the exception of the Pearl Mill, which is situated on the West side of the river about two miles from the city.

    Pardee's (Oswego) Mill

    This mill has six ...

    NewspaperText     Flour Mills of Oswego

    The following named mills are all located on the Varick Canal, with the exception of the Pearl Mill, which is situated on the West side ...

  • Flouring Mills of Oswego
    NewspaperText       Flouring Mills of Oswego

    Being desirous to obtain all the information possible upon a subject so important to this city as its milling business, and of imparting it to our readers, we have procured the following statistics in relation to the Flouring Mills of Oswego. We have found ...

    NewspaperText     Flouring Mills of Oswego

    Being desirous to obtain all the information possible upon a subject so important to this city as its milling business, and of imparting it to our ...

  • Disastrous Conflagration!
    NewspaperText       Disastrous Conflagration! _____ Destruction of the 'Union Elevator with some 40,000 Bushels of Wheat - Loss of $127,000 ____

    At about half past ten o'clock last night, fire was discovered in the second story of the "Union Elevator" east end of the iron bridge, ...

    NewspaperText     Disastrous Conflagration! _____ Destruction of the 'Union Elevator with some 40,000 Bushels of Wheat - Loss of $127,000 ____

    At about half past ten o'clock last night, fire was discovered ...

  • Heavy Fire
    NewspaperText  Oswego Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), 13 Aug 1858    

    Heavy Fire. - About half last one o'clock this mornings fire broke out in the cupola of the Empire Elevator, owned by F.,T. Carrington and P. Rathbun, and although every exertion was made by our efficient fire brigade, with the assistance of the hydrants from the adjoining mills, within two ...

    NewspaperText  Oswego Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), 13 Aug 1858  

    Heavy Fire. - About half last one o'clock this mornings fire broke out in the cupola of the Empire Elevator, owned by F.,T. Carrington and P. Rathbun, and although every ...

  • Common Council
    NewspaperText  Buffalo Daily Republic (Buffalo, NY), 27 Sep 1848, p. 3, column 2    

    COMMON COUNCIL.-- ...

    Mr. L. Barker was denied permission to occupy a portion of Buffalo creek with his floating elevator -- and certain suits against him for obstructing the creek were ordered to be continued.

    A communication from the harbor master informed the Council that the ...

    NewspaperText  Buffalo Daily Republic (Buffalo, NY), 27 Sep 1848, p. 3, column 2  

    COMMON COUNCIL.-- ...

    Mr. L. Barker was denied permission to occupy a portion of Buffalo creek with his floating elevator -- and certain suits against him for obstructing the creek ...

  • Rail Roads and Steam Boat
    NewspaperText  Buffalo Courier (Buffalo, NY), 19 Jul 1847, p. 2    

    Rail Roads and Steam Boats.--It is in contemplation by the Sandusky Railroad Company, to build a fast boat to run on their line between Sandusky and Buffalo, exclusively for passengers, and to run through by day-light.

    The Boston Company, ...

    NewspaperText  Buffalo Courier (Buffalo, NY), 19 Jul 1847, p. 2  

    Rail Roads and Steam Boats.--It is in contemplation by the Sandusky Railroad Company, to build a fast boat to run on their line between Sandusky and Buffalo, exclusively for passengers, ...

  • , capsized, 1 Aug 1858
    TextNewspaper       Reason: capsized
    Lives: 1
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    TextNewspaper     Reason: capsized
    Lives: 1
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  • , capsized, 1 Jun 1858
    TextNewspaper       Reason: capsized
    Lives: 5
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    TextNewspaper     Reason: capsized
    Lives: 5
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  • Floating Elevator
    TextNewspaper  Oswego Daily Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), 5 Sep 1864     Floating Elevator. A floating elevator has been moored at the foot of West Cayuga street. It is named the F.D. Harrison, hails from Buffalo, and is destined for Ogdensburgh. The Harrison was towed to this port from the Welland canal by the propeller City of Boston and has been purchased ...
    TextNewspaper  Oswego Daily Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), 5 Sep 1864   Floating Elevator. A floating elevator has been moored at the foot of West Cayuga street. It is named the F.D. Harrison, hails from Buffalo, and is destined for Ogdensburgh. The ...
  • Wayne Brewster, 91, Recalls Life as Sailor on Schooners 
in Bustling Trade on the Lakes
    NewspaperText  Syracuse Post-Standard (Syracuse, NY), 12 Jun 1940     Wayne Brewster, 91, Recalls Life as Sailor on Schooners in Bustling Trade on the Lakes ____

    CAPE VINCENT - Sailing as a crew member upon the schooners that plied from Lake Ontario to Chicago in the busy years of inland water traffic following the Civil War, Wayne B. ...

    NewspaperText  Syracuse Post-Standard (Syracuse, NY), 12 Jun 1940   Wayne Brewster, 91, Recalls Life as Sailor on Schooners in Bustling Trade on the Lakes ____

    CAPE VINCENT - Sailing as a crew member upon the schooners that plied from ...

  • What We Noticed Today in a Walk Through East First Street
    NewspaperText       What We Noticed Today in a Walk Through East First Street ___

    In the course of a walk along East First street today, we noticed many things which, in the absence of more important matter, we deemed worthy of remark.

    In Miller's Ship-yard, there is just now great ...

    NewspaperText     What We Noticed Today in a Walk Through East First Street ___

    In the course of a walk along East First street today, we noticed many things which, in the ...

  • Insurance, U44149, capsized/aground, 12 Jul 1881
    TextNewspaper       Reason: capsized/aground
    Lives: nil
    Freight: stone
    Remarks: Total loss
    ...
    TextNewspaper     Reason: capsized/aground
    Lives: nil
    Freight: stone
    Remarks: Total loss
    ...
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