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Watertown Herald (Watertown, NY), Sat., Dec. 4, 1886 
TextNewspapers    Disasters on Lake Ontario. ______ The wreck of the George B. Sloan on the Oswego piers in the spring was considered a bad opening of the season, but Lake Ontario behaved well until the close of the season which thus far has proven disastrous. Within a fortnight a number of disasters have ...
Watertown Herald (Watertown, NY), Aug. 28,1886 
TextNewspapers    Barbed wire for the fences has for sometime been smuggled into Canada from Detroit Mich. And the loophole of the smugglers has just been found out. They would load a wagon with barbed wire carefully tucked away in barrels, and drive north beyond the city limits and down into the river as if to ...
Watertown Herald (Watertown, NY), Saturday Dec. 4,1886 
TextNewspapers    Disasters of Lake Ontario. The wreck of the George B. Sloan on the Oswego piers in the spring was considered a bad opening of the season, but Lake Ontario behaved well until the close of the season which thus far has proven disastrous. Within a fortnight a number of disasters have occurred and...
Watertown Herald (Watertown, NY), Saturday Dec. 11,1886 
TextNewspapers    The End a Sad One Woodville, Dec. 10. There was a romance in the life and death of a young Hugh McKay, captain of the ill fated Ariadne, which went ashore near hear last week, Wednesday. During the season the Ariadne has traded more or less between Toronto and Waupaw island on the north shore....
Watertown Herald (Watertown, NY), Saturday Dec. 18, 1886 
TextNewspapers    Ellisburgh The bodies of McKay and Dean, victims of the ill-fated schooner Ariadne, were taken to Picton, Ontario. for burial last week. ...
Watertown Herald (Watertown, NY), Saturday Feb. 4, 1888 
TextNewspapers    Our Fresh Water Sailors The sailors who man the vessels which engage in the lake commerce are among the best in the world. They are brave reckless men. They sail their vessels until the lakes are ice bound. Storms have no terrors for them. When freights are high and the business profitable the...
Watertown Herald (Watertown, NY), 9 Jun 1888 
TextNewspapers    Tuesday evening there was a large crowd assembled on the wharf to see the launch of the schooner Emma, which was very gracefully accomplished at 7:30 p.m. ...
Watertown Herald (Watertown, NY), Saturday, Aug. 14, 1889 
TextNewspapers    Wrecked on the River. Fisher's Landing, Aug. 23. - 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 light house near Fisher's Landing, Thursday night, August 15. The schooner left Chicago August...
Watertown Herald (Watertown, NY), 1 Jun 1889 
TextNewspapers    May 31. - Last Tuesday, 21st., the schooner Emma was working up the lake; the sea being rough she was compelled to run back. While in the lee of Cherry Island, the mate, Perl Phelps, discovered a boat upside down and a man clinging to it . he immediately lowered the yawl and went to rescue the...
Watertown Herald (Watertown, NY), Sat., Aug. 18, 1894 
TextNewspapers    Harvey Hubbard, whose death occurred Tuesday, was said to be the last survivor of that company of eighty men who helped carry the cable for the ship Superior, which was being built in 1814 at Sackets Harbor to fight the British. ...
Watertown Herald (Watertown, NY), Saturday Oct 20,1894 
TextNewspapers    Eight Lives Lost The Schooner Hartford Went Down in a Gale Last week's Herald contained a brief account of the loss of a schooner near the mouth of the Little Sandy pond. It was the Hartford, bound from Detroit to Cape Vincent with a cargo of 22,000 bushels of wheat. She was owned by W..A. ...
Watertown Herald (Watertown, NY), Saturday April 16, 1898 
TextNewspapers    ARE EAGER TO ENLIST Lake Sailors Prefer to Fight for Uncle Sam Refuse to Ship For The Season So Long As They Are Prospect Of War- Not To Be Tempted By Good Berths - First Class Men Apply The enlisting of naval recruits from points on the great lakes is causing no small amount of worry on the...
Watertown Herald (Watertown, NY), Sat., Dec. 30, 1899 
TextNewspapers    A Curious Relic. SACKETS HARBOR, Dec. 29. -- John Francis has sold a large arm chair, which he made from the wood of he old ship New Orleans, to a lady from California. The chair was a very interesting piece of work. it was made of four kinds of wood, being white ash curiously inlaid with cedar...
Watertown Herald (Watertown, NY), Nov. 9,1907 
TextNewspapers    On lake bottom the barge Onondaga founders on Lake Ontario The coal barge Onondoga foundered on Lake Ontario, one mile North of Stony Point Light, Tuesday and is at the bottom with 632 tons of coal in her bulk. The Black Diamond, a sister coal barge, is sunk near Navy Point on a mud bar. ...
Watertown Herald (Watertown, NY), Saturday Nov. 9, 1907 
TextNewspapers    On Lake Bottom Barge Onondaga Founders On Lake Ontario The coal barge Onondaga foundered in Lake Ontario, one mile north of Stony Point light, Tuesday and is at the bottom with 632 tons of coal in her hulk. The Black Diamond, a sister coal barge, is sunk near Navy Point on a mud bar. Both...
Watertown Herald (Watertown, NY), Sat Nov. 18, 1911 
TextNewspapers    Captain A. R. Hinckley of Oswego has been awarded the contract for wrecking the M.T. company barge Davy, which sunk near Point Vivian in the St. Lawrence river some time ago. The Donnellys of Kingston took the contract for $60,000 and finally gave up. Mr Hinckley's contract is said to be for the...
Watertown Herald (Watertown, NY), Nov. 18, 1911 
TextNewspapers    Lumbering Extraordinary Probably the most peculiar lumbering operations I the world are being carried on in the Bay of Quinte, on the northern shore of Lake Ontario, where powerful engines are hoisting valuable oak and walnut logs from the bottom of the bay. Som of them are 50 feet long and ...
Watertown Herald (Watertown, NY), Saturday Feb. 3, 1912 
TextNewspapers    Captain A. R. Hinckley has succeeded in raising the barge Davy which sunk near Point Vivian, St. Lawrence river last Fall. The Donnellys of Kingston took the contract for $6,000 and gave it up. Captain Hinckley was to have $7,000 if raised before the winter came on or $6 000 if later. She has...
Watertown Herald (Watertown, NY), Sat. March 29,1913 
TextNewspapers    Capt. Hinckley of Oswego, who has been at work on the sunken steamer Island Belle for several days, succeeded in raising the craft Sunday afternoon. After the hull had been covered with canvas two engines and a rotary pump attached to the engine of the steam roller were placed in operation and ...
Watertown Herald (Watertown, NY), Saturday April 18, 1913 
TextNewspapers    Navigation Open Cape Vincent, April 16.- The steamer New Island Wandered (Wanderer) arrived here about 7 last evening from Kingston, Ont. This starts in operation the ferry service between this place and Kingston for the season. The Wanderer left Kingston at 1:30 p.m. and stopped in Clayton on...

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