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Watertown Daily Times (Watertown, NY), Dec. 19,1870 
TextNewspapers    Chaumont - The fishing season is nearly ended; most of the nets have been taken up, and the barrels of ciscoes scattered over various parts of the bay and lake shore, where caught and packed are being gathered in and piled up in available places around the depot. The whole yield of salt fish...
Watertown Daily Times (Watertown, NY), Tues.,  Oct. 12, 1875 
TextNewspapers    The Launch at Chaumont. Editor Daily Times: The new schooner was launched at this place on Saturday, the 9th, according to announcement, the day being one of the finest and everything connected with the vessel in perfect order. About 2 p.m. carriages and pedestrians were seen wending their...
Watertown Daily Times (Watertown, NY), Feb. 9, 1880 
TextNewspapers    Carrying the Cable Recalled Silas Lyman, 86 years old, relates the story of the carrying of the cable from Sandy Creek to Sackets Harbor in 1814 following the Battle of Big Sandy. "I have been requested by many to give some account of the cable that was taken up and carried on men's ...
Watertown Daily Times (Watertown, NY), 5 Feb 1881 
TextNewspapers    We are glad to learn that we are to have a good ferry this summer - something that has been needed for ears. Edward Crapo will run it. Edgar has got the fastest and safest yacht on Black River Bay and is well known as a first-class boatman and understands his business in bad weather....
Watertown Daily Times (Watertown, NY), February 3, 1883 
TextNewspapers    An Old Ship Doomed The secretary of the navy has sent a communication to the speaker of the house, reporting the list of vessels stricken from the navy register under a late act of congress, with a recommendation that the vessels be broken up or sold at auction. Among those recommended to be...
Watertown Daily Times (Watertown, NY), June 21, 1883 
TextNewspapers    The Old New Orleans We have already alluded to the fact that the secretary of the navy is about to order the sale of the old line-of-battle ship New Orleans, which has so long remained upon the stocks at Sackets Harbor. The official description is as follows. New Orleans, displacement 4,200...
Watertown Daily Times (Watertown, NY), August 25, 1883 
TextNewspapers    The New Orleans. The famous old vessel New Orleans, says the Chicago Tribune, is to be sold at auction, and a writer well posted on marine matters relates the following interesting narrative concerning her early history: Near the close of the war of 1812 the United States government began the...
Watertown Daily Times (Watertown, NY), November 21, 1883 
TextNewspapers    The old war ship "New Orleans" at Sacket's Harbor, which has been visited and looked upon with wonder by so many as a relic of the war of 1812, will soon be no more. The party who bought it at the late sale commenced Monday to tear it down. It is said that many of the timbers are perfectly solid...
Watertown Daily Times (Watertown, NY), Monday, Sept. 10, 1883 
TextNewspapers  Watertown Daily Times (Watertown, NY), Monday, Sept. 10, 1883,   Safe at Henderson Late yesterday afternoon, says Saturday's Oswego Times, notice was received that a steambarge and a canal boat were anchored in Henderson Harbor, and it was at once conjectured that this was the Norman, which had not been heard from since Wednesday afternoon. This turned out to...
Watertown Daily Times (Watertown, NY), February 9, 1884 
TextNewspapers    The last chapter in the history of the old ship New Orleans, which has been on the stocks at Sacket's Harbor since the war of 1812-15, closes today. The old relic has fallen, killing one man. Three others were seriously injured, and will probably carry scars with them to the grave by which the...
Watertown Daily Times (Watertown, NY), March 20, 1884 
TextNewspapers    Sackets Harbor Workmen are now engaged in tearing down the old ship New Orleans. People wishing pieces of her for relics had better come soon, as they will be through in a few days. ...
Watertown Daily Times (Watertown, NY), May 9, 1884 
TextNewspapers    The Old New Orleans To the Editor of the Times Sackets Harbor, May 7 Considerable interest having been taken of late in the tearing down and removal of ship New Orleans, which stood for so many years in the navy yard at this place, it may be pleasing for many to know that there is on ...
Watertown Daily Times (Watertown, NY), Mon., Nov. 29, 1886 
TextNewspapers    Marine Casualties _____ Two Schooners Ashore and Two Lives Lost - Particulars of the Accidents. _____ A special to the Times from Cape Vincent today, says the schooner Lem Ellsworth, loaded with corn from Chicago to Ogdensburg went ashore on the head of Carlton Island yesterday during the...
Watertown Daily Times (Watertown, NY), Dec. 14, 1886. 
TextNewspapers    On Monday, December 14, 1886 the schooner Ocean Wave, which went ashore near Port Ontario a few days ago, has been stripped of her canvas and rigging and will be hauled out on the shore for the Winter About 2,500 bushels of her cargo have been taken out dry and the rest will be saved. The...
Watertown Daily Times (Watertown, NY), Aug, 16, 1889 
TextNewspapers    A Schooner Sank. The three masted schooner A. Vickery, with 21,000 bushels of corn for cargo bound for Prescott from Chicago struck a shoal near the Rock Island lighthouse near Fishers Landing last night. The schooner left Chicago August 5 and arrived at Clayton last night. Here she took on a...
Watertown Daily Times (Watertown, NY), Aug. 26, 1889 
TextNewspapers    A Sensational Story "A sensational incident of the wreck of the schooner Vickery", says the Evening Wisconsin, of Milwaukee has been made public and caused considerable gossip. It was night when the Vickery reached the river, and the Captain, not-with-standing the fact that he had been down...
B. Eveleigh Dead 
NewspapersText  "B. Eveleigh Dead," Watertown Daily Times (Watertown, NY), 22 Jan 1894 
Watertown Daily Times (Watertown, NY), 21 Dec 1897 
TextNewspapers    The steamer Rosedale has been released from her dangerous position on Charity Shoal and placed in the dry dock in Kingston....
Early Opening of Navigation 
NewspapersText  "Early Opening of Navigation," Watertown Daily Times (Watertown, NY), 5 Mar 1902, p. 1, column 4 
Watertown Daily Times (Watertown, NY), 30 Nov 1907 
TextNewspapers    The passing away of Edgar Crapo leaves a fund of stories of deeds of daring to be told about the ferryman who for many years carried the mail from Sackets Harbor to Pillar Point, with one withered leg from infancy, and a crutch to take its place. He would ride the waves when on one else ...

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