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  • Watertown Times (Watertown, NY), [No Date]
    TextNewspaper       Pioneer Steamboats on the Great Lakes

    Dr. W. K. Burr in the Picton Times

    The first steamboat! Look; see how it moves on the water- the first steamboat on the Great Lakes. What a wold of thought is expressed in that one sentence the first steamboat.

    The revival- the ...

    TextNewspaper     Pioneer Steamboats on the Great Lakes

    Dr. W. K. Burr in the Picton Times

    The first steamboat! Look; see how it moves on the water- the first steamboat on the ...

  • Watertown Times (Watertown, NY), Dec. 6, 1860
    TextNewspaper       Disasters On The Lakes

    Almost every year, just previous to the close of navigation, there is more or less loss of life and property on our Great Lakes. This year the disasters have been rather more numerous than usual, though probably not more so then they would be every year ...

    TextNewspaper     Disasters On The Lakes

    Almost every year, just previous to the close of navigation, there is more or less loss of life and property on our Great Lakes. This year ...

  • Watertown Times (Watertown, NY), Nov. 29, 1860
    TextNewspaper      

    The storm of Saturday and Sunday was a most terrible one on the Lakes, and we hear of disasters in all quarters. The Revolving Light, of Henderson, loaded with wheat, and the Minnehaha, of Detroit, bound for Ogdensburgh, loaded with corn, went ashore at Cape Vincent, with others, names ...

    TextNewspaper    

    The storm of Saturday and Sunday was a most terrible one on the Lakes, and we hear of disasters in all quarters. The Revolving Light, of Henderson, loaded with wheat, ...

  • Watertown Times (Watertown, NY), Mon., June 8, 1870
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    Three Mile Bay. - Wilcox, Putnam & Co., are building one of the largest vessels ever built at this place. Its dimensions are as follows: Length of kee 136 feet, bresdth of beam, 26 1/2 feet, depth of hold, 11 1/2 feet. It is to be a three masted vessel, ...

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    Three Mile Bay. - Wilcox, Putnam & Co., are building one of the largest vessels ever built at this place. Its dimensions are as follows: Length of kee 136 feet, ...

  • Watertown Times (Watertown, NY), Thursday, Sept. 18, 1873
    TextNewspaper       Propeller Burned

    At 8:20 Wednesday evening, the propeller "Akron" of the Vermont Central Line of steamers plying between Ogdensburg and Chicago, caught fire at Collins' Dock about five miles above Alexandria Bay and was totally consumed. She was taking wood at the time and was ...

    TextNewspaper     Propeller Burned

    At 8:20 Wednesday evening, the propeller "Akron" of the Vermont Central Line of steamers plying between Ogdensburg and Chicago, caught fire at Collins' Dock about five miles above ...

  • Watertown Times (Watertown, NY), Tuesday, Sept. 16, 1873
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    The steamer "Kelly" ran aground on the rocks at Alexandria Bay, a few rods from the Thousand Island House, as she was concluding her down-trip on Saturday evening. Passengers and baggage were removed by small boats. One of them contained several trunks, and Mr. Staples was overturned, and ...

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    The steamer "Kelly" ran aground on the rocks at Alexandria Bay, a few rods from the Thousand Island House, as she was concluding her down-trip on Saturday evening. Passengers and ...

  • Watertown Times (Watertown, NY), Tuesday, May 27, 1873
    TextNewspaper      

    The Launch At Sacket's Harbor on Monday afternoon was a brilliant affair. Hundreds of people gathered from all the neighboring villages to witness it, and the handsome schooner was borne into the water amid the cheers of the throng. She is named the "Wm. B. Phelps" in honor of the ...

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    The Launch At Sacket's Harbor on Monday afternoon was a brilliant affair. Hundreds of people gathered from all the neighboring villages to witness it, and the handsome schooner was borne ...

  • Watertown Times (Watertown, NY), Thursday June 8, 1876
    TextNewspaper       Fishing at Dexter A glowing description by a New Yorker

    The Forest and Stream of New York one of the foremost among newspapers which confines its attentions to matters of this kind and kindred subjects, furnishes the following from a New York city correspondent who no doubts ...

    TextNewspaper     Fishing at Dexter A glowing description by a New Yorker

    The Forest and Stream of New York one of the foremost among newspapers which confines its attentions to matters of ...

  • Watertown Times (Watertown, NY), April 11, 1876
    TextNewspaper      

    Mr. C. M Clark of the well known fish jobbing house of Sackets Harbor, has associated with him W. G. Robbins, who has for a number of years carried on the ...

    TextNewspaper    

    Mr. C. M Clark of the well known fish jobbing house of Sackets Harbor, has associated with him W. ...

  • Watertown Times (Watertown, NY), Tuesday Nov. 30, 1880
    TextNewspaper       The Cortez Wreck. Statement of several citizens of Ellisburgh who were present

    To the Editor of the Times & Reformer

    Seeing in your paper some statements regarding the life-saving crew as connected with the wreck of the Cortez that seem to be somewhat exaggerated, we ...

    TextNewspaper     The Cortez Wreck. Statement of several citizens of Ellisburgh who were present

    To the Editor of the Times & Reformer

    Seeing in your paper some statements regarding the life-saving crew ...

  • Watertown Times (Watertown, NY), Thursday, September 21, 1882
    TextNewspaper       An Old Captain - The Man who Helped to Build the First Propeller on the Lakes

    The Rochester Post-Express says: The trial of the case of Albert Quonoce, and others, against the insurance company of the state of Pennsylvania, involving the amount of $10,000 insurance on the ...

    TextNewspaper     An Old Captain - The Man who Helped to Build the First Propeller on the Lakes

    The Rochester Post-Express says: The trial of the case of Albert Quonoce, and others, ...

  • Watertown Times (Watertown, NY), Feb. 9, 1884
    TextNewspaper       KILLED AT SACKETS. ____ The Old Ship New Orleans Falls and Kills John Oats - Others Seriously Hurt - Horribly Mutilated. ____

    Special to the Times.

    Sackets Harbor, Feb. 9.

    The old ship New Orleans, which was built in 1815, and which was purchased ...

    TextNewspaper     KILLED AT SACKETS. ____ The Old Ship New Orleans Falls and Kills John Oats - Others Seriously Hurt - Horribly Mutilated. ____

    Special to the Times.

    Sackets Harbor, Feb. 9.

    ...
  • Watertown Times (Watertown, NY), Tuesday Nov. 17,1885
    TextNewspaper       The Wreck of the Algoma

    A survivor of the steamship Algoma, wrecked with such terrible loss of life on Lake Superior, says that when the shock was felt he ran down to the purser's room. He then pushed forward amid the stifling steam and aroused the steward and other employees, ...

    TextNewspaper     The Wreck of the Algoma

    A survivor of the steamship Algoma, wrecked with such terrible loss of life on Lake Superior, says that when the shock was felt he ran ...

  • Watertown Times (Watertown, NY), Jan 20, 1888
    TextNewspaper       THE OLD HISTORIC VILLAGE AWAKENING

    Live men rebuilding the Town-Will make it a Manufacturing town and a Summer Resort Mineral Spring a Chance for Capital-- Advantages Offered- A City Site the Present and Future of the Place Jumping to the Front.

    The historic village of ...

    TextNewspaper     THE OLD HISTORIC VILLAGE AWAKENING

    Live men rebuilding the Town-Will make it a Manufacturing town and a Summer Resort Mineral Spring a Chance for Capital-- Advantages Offered- A City Site ...

  • Watertown Times (Watertown, NY), 7 Dec 1897
    TextNewspaper       Saturday morning the steamer Rosedale went aground on Charity Shoal about eight miles out in Lake Ontario. During Saturday night and all day Sunday the wind blew a gale from the west which did considerable damage to the steamer. Yesterday steam pumps were put to work throwing the wheat overboard. ...
    TextNewspaper     Saturday morning the steamer Rosedale went aground on Charity Shoal about eight miles out in Lake Ontario. During Saturday night and all day Sunday the wind blew a gale from ...
  • Watertown Times (Watertown, NY), Dec. 11, 1910
    TextNewspaper       WRECKED SAILORS LEAVE FOR HOME CREW OF JOHN SHARPLESS HAD TERRIBLE EXPERIENCE STRIKES ROCKS OFF GALLOUPS

    For 32 Hours Crew and Wife of Mate Are in Cabin with Only Heat Supplied from Oil Lamp-Are Finally Rescued by Passing Steamer

    TextNewspaper     WRECKED SAILORS LEAVE FOR HOME CREW OF JOHN SHARPLESS HAD TERRIBLE EXPERIENCE STRIKES ROCKS OFF GALLOUPS

    For 32 Hours Crew and Wife of Mate Are in Cabin with Only ...

  • Lightship and Crew of Six Probably Lost
    NewspaperText  Watertown Times (Watertown, NY), 11 Nov 1913, p. 1     Lightship and Crew of Six Probably Lost _______ Believed the Boat Foundered During Storm -- Wreckage Floats into Harbor. _______

    Buffalo, N.Y., Nov. 11--Lightship No. 82, carrying a crew of six persons, and stationed in Lake Erie off Point Abino, 15 miles west of ...

    NewspaperText  Watertown Times (Watertown, NY), 11 Nov 1913, p. 1   Lightship and Crew of Six Probably Lost _______ Believed the Boat Foundered During Storm -- Wreckage Floats into Harbor. _______

    Buffalo, N.Y., Nov. 11--Lightship No. 82, carrying a crew of ...

  • Old Lake Sailor And Blue Jacket
    NewspaperText  Watertown Times (Watertown, NY), 7 Sep 1917     Old Lake Sailor And Blue Jacket ____ John Hunter of Henderson Tells Reminiscences ___ On Gun Boat in Civil War ___ Started Life as Lake Sailor at Seven and Retired at 70, Now Tilling Little Farm in Henderson at Age of ...
    NewspaperText  Watertown Times (Watertown, NY), 7 Sep 1917   Old Lake Sailor And Blue Jacket ____ John Hunter of Henderson Tells Reminiscences ___ On Gun Boat in Civil War ___ Started Life as Lake Sailor at Seven and Retired ...
  • Watertown Times (Watertown, NY), Feb. 8, 1919
    TextNewspaper      

    Sackets Harbor, Feb. 8. -- Memories of Sackets Harbor of the days of the middle of the nineteenth century, when side-wheeled vessels plied the St. Lawrence and Lake Ontario and this village was considerable of trade and passenger center, were recalled today by Manuel Jeffrey, 82 years old, who ...

    TextNewspaper    

    Sackets Harbor, Feb. 8. -- Memories of Sackets Harbor of the days of the middle of the nineteenth century, when side-wheeled vessels plied the St. Lawrence and Lake Ontario and ...

  • Wreck of Coal Steamer Menace to Navigation
    TextNewspaper  Watertown Times (Watertown, NY), 11 Dec 1920     WRECK OF COAL STEAMER MENACE TO Navigation PROJECTS ABOUT TEN FEET ABOVE WATER AND IS UNLIGHTED AT NIGHT

    Ogdensburg, Dec 18.--The hydrographic office of the navy gives notice to mariners that the wreck of the steamer James H. Shrigley, coal laden, lies sunk about one and three ...

    TextNewspaper  Watertown Times (Watertown, NY), 11 Dec 1920   WRECK OF COAL STEAMER MENACE TO Navigation PROJECTS ABOUT TEN FEET ABOVE WATER AND IS UNLIGHTED AT NIGHT

    Ogdensburg, Dec 18.--The hydrographic office of the navy gives notice to mariners ...

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