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Daily Times (Oswego, NY), Jan. 3, 1851 
TextNewspapers    Lake Business of Oswego We give, under our commercial head, a statement, showing the principal articles imported by lake into Oswego, during the past season, with the total value of our lake trade for a series of years. Our statement of the articles imported is by no means full, the trade of ...
Daily Times (Oswego, NY), March 21, 1851 
TextNewspapers    LAKE COMMERCE - A REMINISCENCE. The Buffalo Courier has obtained possession of the Letter Book of Messrs. Phyn & Ellice, who were Merchants at Schenectady more than 80 years ago. They are curiously interesting, as will be seen: Schenectady, 22d Dec. 1769 To Commodore Grant - Sir: We ...
Daily Times (Oswego, NY), Wed.,  April 23, 1851 
TextNewspapers    The Disaster of the Comet Our hasty account yesterday of the explosion of the British steamer Comet, was imperfect, and in some respects incorrect. The Comet was not a new boat, but she had been recently re-built. and newly fitted up and painted. It is said her exploded boiler had been in use...
Daily Times (Oswego, NY), Friday, April 25, 1851 
TextNewspapers    The Comet. - The steamer Porcupine arrived yesterday, from Kingston, with men to aid in raising the wreck of the Comet. Mr. Robinson, the Engineer who tested the boilers of the Comet this spring, is in the city, and has made a thorough examination of the wreck and the exploded boiler. He ...
Daily Times (Oswego, NY), Friday, May 2, 1851 
TextNewspapers    Our Harbor presents a most interesting appearance in commercial point of view, crowded as it is with vessels at all our docks, warehouses, elevators and mills. There are nearly three hundred sail vessels, we should judge, now in the Harbor, beside the canal craft. Every storehouse is filled to...
Daily Times (Oswego, NY), Wed. , May 7, 1851 
TextNewspapers    Our marine list of yesterday contained the arrival of 40 vessels during the preceding 48 hours. Of these arrivals 31 were from ports on Lake Ontario - 4 from Sandusky, 1 from Detroit, 1 from Chicago, 1 from Toledo and 3 from Cleveland. Canadian flour and grain are coming forward in increased ...
Daily Times (Oswego, NY), Sat., May 17, 1851 
TextNewspapers    The O.S. Howard We had the pleasure, in company with quite a large party of ladies and gentlemen of this city, of a ride up the lake on Thursday evening, on the little steamer O.S. Howard. The evening was one of rare beauty, and the ride one of the pleasantest "on record." We left the wharf ...
Daily Times (Oswego, NY), Aug. 16, 1851 
TextNewspapers    Loss of the U. S. Steamer Jefferson. - An arrival at new York from Rio De Janeiro reports that the U. S. surveying steamer Jefferson was lost in July last at the mouth of the Straits. A portion of the machinery would be saved but the vessel will prove a total loss. A schooner had been ...
Daily Times (Oswego, NY), Aug. 30, 1851 
TextNewspapers    What was thought of Rail Roads Forty years ago. The following Letter, in reply to a suggestion about Rail Roads, written forty years ago, by Chancellor Livingston, who had been associated with his Brother-in-Law, Robert Fulton, in application of steam to Vessels, shows the state of improvement...
Daily Times (Oswego, NY), Sept. 10, 1851 
TextNewspapers    " Oneida Lake. - A new steamer was launched recently at Brewerton, and is now being fitted with an engine. She is about 150 tons burthen, and of a beautiful model. Including this new boat, there are now four steamers on the lake, engaged in towing canal boats to and fro. * "This season about...
Daily Times (Oswego, NY), Thursday, Sept. 11, 1851 
TextNewspapers    New Steamer. - The new steamer building at the ship yard of Alderman Weeks, in this city, is now being corked and receiving the finish to her hull. She will be ready to launch in three or four weeks. Her deck planks are fitted , and the carpenter work of her cabins and upper works, is ...
Daily Times (Oswego, NY), Sat. , Sept. 20, 1851 
TextNewspapers    Fire. - A fire broke out about 7:30 o'clock last evening in the long ship building connected with the Marine Railway of Messrs. Carrington & Pardee. It was occupied by Capt. Weeks and his ship carpenters and joiners, employed in preparing the upper works of the steamer. The building ...
Daily Times (Oswego, NY), Oct. 6, 1851 
TextNewspapers    Newly Invented Wheel for Steam Vessels. - Capt. George S. Weeks, the Oswego ship builder, has invented a new wheel for propelling vessels, and has taken the necessary steps to secure a patent for the same. The wheel is believed to be an important improvement, which will supersede the wheels...
Daily Times (Oswego, NY), Oct. 11, 1851 
TextNewspapers    *The "O. S. Howard" was the first tugboat in Oswego Harbor.
Daily Times (Oswego, NY), Saturday, Oct. 11, 1851 
TextNewspapers    The Loss of the Schooner Osceola. The loss of the schooner Osceola, of this port, during the gale of the 2d inst. , on Lake Erie, was announced in the Sandusky Register, of the 4th inst. , upon information derived from Capt. Gibbs, of the schooner Scotland, who rescued the crew of the...
Daily Times (Oswego, NY), Saturday, Dec. 6,  1851 
TextNewspapers    The Launch. - At about 12 o'clock at noon, to-day, Captain Weeks launched the hull of his new Steamboat, and as she dipped the water Mr. Geo. Weeks, Jr. christened her the "Queen of the West," and at the same time a flag bearing the name was run up from the bows. The Launch was a beautiful ...
Daily Times (Oswego, NY), Tuesday, Dec. 23, 1851 
TextNewspapers    The Disaster on Saturday During one of the most tremendous storms of wind and snow on Saturday afternoon ever known here, Capt. Samuel Freeman, keeper of the Light House at this port, procured aid and proceeded to the Light House at the east end of the west pier, in a small boat. There being...
Daily Times (Oswego, NY), Sat., Sept. 20, 1851 
TextNewspapers    Fire. - A fire broke out about 7:30 o'clock last evening in the long ship building connected with the Marine Railway of Messrs. Carrington & Pardee. It was occupied by Capt. Weeks and his ship carpenters and joiners, employed in preparing the upper works of the steamer. The building ...
Daily Times (Oswego, NY), Sat., Sept. 20, 1851 
TextNewspapers    Fast Elevating. - The grain warehouse of H. & G. Ames, on the east side of the river, elevated yesterday from the schooner Gazelle, 4,594 bushels of wheat in one hour and seventeen minutes, being the whole of her cargo, and discharged it into canal boats during the same time. This was done ...
Daily Times (Oswego, NY), Oct. 11, 1851 
TextNewspapers    Capt. Week's newly invented wheel for propelling steamers, which we noticed a few days since, we understand is about to be tried upon the steamer Northerner, the Captain having contracted to put in a set of his wheels. ...
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