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  • Several Vessels New to Oswego Harbor Due in Next Few Weeks
    NewspaperText  Oswego Palladium-Times (Oswego, NY), 7 Aug 1962     Several Vessels New to Oswego Harbor Due in Next Few Weeks

    With eight ships already listed on the harbor chart board at the Port of Oswego Authority, action in the local harbor appears on a big upswing during the next month and a half. Undoubtedly more ships will be scheduled ...

    NewspaperText  Oswego Palladium-Times (Oswego, NY), 7 Aug 1962   Several Vessels New to Oswego Harbor Due in Next Few Weeks

    With eight ships already listed on the harbor chart board at the Port of Oswego Authority, action in the ...

  • Our Harbor
    NewspaperText  Oswego Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), 18 Aug 1865     Our Harbor

    The gales of last winter made sad havoc with the water defenses of our harbor. The "East Pier" was almost bodily carried away by the gales of early winter, while the "West Pier" was greatly damaged in many places. These interested in the commerce of Oswego will be ...

    NewspaperText  Oswego Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), 18 Aug 1865   Our Harbor

    The gales of last winter made sad havoc with the water defenses of our harbor. The "East Pier" was almost bodily carried away by the gales of early ...

  • The East Harbour
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    The East Harbor-- The sad spectacle of three wrecks which presents itself to the view of all who visit the vicinity of the east harbor, immediately suggests to the minds of the "looker on" the necessity of a speedy improvement of that place so as to prevent the immense loss ...

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    The East Harbor-- The sad spectacle of three wrecks which presents itself to the view of all who visit the vicinity of the east harbor, immediately suggests to the minds ...

  • New Steam-Boats
    NewspaperText  Buffalo Emporium (Buffalo, NY), 11 Sep 1824, p. 3     The American steamboat in question would become the PIONEER, which was enlarged and run on Lake Erie rather than the Niagara River...
    NewspaperText  Buffalo Emporium (Buffalo, NY), 11 Sep 1824, p. 3   The American steamboat in question would become the PIONEER, which was enlarged and run on Lake Erie rather than the Niagara River...
  • Wealth and power westward
    NewspaperText  Niles Weekly Register, 7 Oct 1826, p. 87    

    WEALTH AND POWER WESTWARD. We meet with the following in the papers without knowing whence it was derived, but presume the information which it gives is nearly correct.

    Commerce of Lake Erie-- American side. Steam brig Superior built at Buffalo 346 tons; steam boat Henry ...

    NewspaperText  Niles Weekly Register, 7 Oct 1826, p. 87  

    WEALTH AND POWER WESTWARD. We meet with the following in the papers without knowing whence it was derived, but presume the information which it gives is nearly correct.

    Commerce ...

  • Shipping on Lake Erie
    NewspaperText  Register of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA), Mar 1831, p. 160     SHIPPING ON LAKE ERIE

    The following list of vessels on Lake Erie furnished us by a friend who has taken great pains to ascertain their number and the exact tonnage of each will be read with satisfaction by all who feel an interest in the prosperity of the west ...

    NewspaperText  Register of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA), Mar 1831, p. 160   SHIPPING ON LAKE ERIE

    The following list of vessels on Lake Erie furnished us by a friend who has taken great pains to ascertain their number and the exact ...

  • Superior (Steamboat), aground, 7 Jun 1827
    TextNewspaper       Reason: aground
    Lives: nil
    Remarks: Got off
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    TextNewspaper     Reason: aground
    Lives: nil
    Remarks: Got off
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  • Cream City (Steamboat), U4579, aground, 1 May 1862
    TextNewspaper       Reason: aground
    Lives: nil
    Remarks: Got off
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    TextNewspaper     Reason: aground
    Lives: nil
    Remarks: Got off
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  • John Owen (Steamboat), broke machinery, 26 Jun 1847
    TextNewspaper       Reason: broke machinery
    Lives: nil
    Remarks: Repaired
    Also quoted in Democratic Free Press (Detroit), 1 July 1847, p. 2 with an added note that "The steamer Missouri, Capt. D. McBride has taken her place in the Toledo line. She leaves Toledo every Sunday morning." ...
    TextNewspaper     Reason: broke machinery
    Lives: nil
    Remarks: Repaired
    Also quoted in Democratic Free Press (Detroit), 1 July 1847, p. 2 with an added note that "The steamer Missouri, Capt. D. McBride ...
  • Milwaukee (Steamboat), aground, 28 Nov 1859
    TextNewspaper       Reason: aground
    Lives: nil
    Remarks: Got off
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    TextNewspaper     Reason: aground
    Lives: nil
    Remarks: Got off
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  • Spartan (Steamboat), burnt, 1 Jun 1874
    TextNewspaper       Reason: burnt
    Hull damage: $900
    Remarks: Repaired
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    TextNewspaper     Reason: burnt
    Hull damage: $900
    Remarks: Repaired
    ...
  • Oswego Harbor
    Newspaper  Gleason's Pictorial Companion, 19 Jun 1852, p. 400    

    The picture herewith presented is a representation made during the last winter, is the bed of the river forming the harbor in the city of Oswego. The excavation was made by means of a coffer dam, erected so as to embrace an area of about three acres, extending from the ...

    Newspaper  Gleason's Pictorial Companion, 19 Jun 1852, p. 400  

    The picture herewith presented is a representation made during the last winter, is the bed of the river forming the harbor in the city of Oswego. The excavation was made ...

  • Pier Company
    Newspaper  Cleveland Herald (Cleveland, OH), 24 Apr 1821, p. 4, column 2     PIER COMPANY

    Notice is hereby given that the annual election for Directors of the Cleaveland Pier Company, will be holden at the Courthouse, in this village, in the first Monday of May next, at 3 o'clock, P.M. A general attendance is requested,

    Noble H. Merwin, ...

    Newspaper  Cleveland Herald (Cleveland, OH), 24 Apr 1821, p. 4, column 2   PIER COMPANY

    Notice is hereby given that the annual election for Directors of the Cleaveland Pier Company, will be holden at the Courthouse, in this village, in the first Monday ...

  • Superior (Steamboat), 1822
    TextNewspaper       history of building...
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  • Buffalo Gazette (Buffalo, NY), 20 May 1817
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    The steam Boat ONTARIO on Wednesday last, left this port for the first time, in order to try the force of her machinery. --A number of gentlemen, ambitious to be the first that ever navigated the waters of Lake Ontario in a Steam Boat, embarked on board. She started from ...

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    The steam Boat ONTARIO on Wednesday last, left this port for the first time, in order to try the force of her machinery. --A number of gentlemen, ambitious to be ...

  • Buffalo Gazette (Buffalo, NY), 1 Apr 1817
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    A Steam Boat will commence running this spring from Ogdensburgh to Niagara and Lewiston, touching at Sackett's Harbor, Oswego, Pultneyville, Genesee River.

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    A Steam Boat will commence running this spring from Ogdensburgh to Niagara and Lewiston, touching at Sackett's Harbor, Oswego, Pultneyville, Genesee River.

    ...
  • Buffalo Gazette (Buffalo, NY), 3 Dec 1816
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    The many disasters which have attended our lake navigation, is partly owing to the want of safe and convenient ports and harbors. There is no port in which the Shipping suffers so severely as the port of Buffalo Creek. The deposits of sand in the mouth of the creek prevents ...

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    The many disasters which have attended our lake navigation, is partly owing to the want of safe and convenient ports and harbors. There is no port in which the Shipping ...

  • Buffalo Gazette (Buffalo, NY), 19 Nov 1816
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    Canandaigua, Nov. 19.

    We are sorry to hear from lake Ontario that four schooners were driven ashore and lost near Cape Vincent, during the late violent gales. Considerable damage has been sustained in the loss of property, but happily the lives of all on board were saved.

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    Canandaigua, Nov. 19.

    We are sorry to hear from lake Ontario that four schooners were driven ashore and lost near Cape Vincent, during the late violent gales. Considerable damage ...

  • Buffalo Gazette (Buffalo, NY), 12 Nov 1816
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    The inhabitants of this village are requested to meet at Pomeroy's Coffee-House on Friday evening next, at 6 o'clock for the purpose of taking into consideration the importance of improving the harbor at this Port and adopting such measures as shall then be deemed proper.

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    The inhabitants of this village are requested to meet at Pomeroy's Coffee-House on Friday evening next, at 6 o'clock for the purpose of taking into consideration the importance of improving ...

  • Frances Smith (Steamboat), aground, 1 Nov 1868
    TextNewspaper       Reason: aground
    Lives: nil
    Freight: supplies
    Remarks: Got off
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    TextNewspaper     Reason: aground
    Lives: nil
    Freight: supplies
    Remarks: Got off
    ...
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