Maritime History of the Great Lakes
The Ogdensburgh Marine Railway
Ogdensburg Sentinel, 14 Mar 1854
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The Ogdensburgh Marine Railway. - We paid a visit to this work, the other day, and were gratified to see every thing in such an advanced state as we found it. The engine was entirely put up and is in running order. The carriage is nearly completed, and the stupendous chain with which the leviathans are to be taken from their adopted element, was ready to be put to use. There are four large steamers lying at the docks of the company, three of which we understand will be taken up on the Railway as soon as the nature of the ice will permit. This is the more important work of the kind on the whole chain of lakes and is of sufficient power to take out any vessel that will float the lakes or river for many years. The work has necessarily proceeded slow, on account of the precision which had to be preserved in its construction. It has been built principally by Ogdensburgh Capital, will reflect credit on its originators and we trust be a paying enterprise. We notice preparations are on foot to commence ship building at an early day, at the yards of the company.

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14 Mar 1854
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Ogdensburgh Marine Railway
Richard Palmer
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 44.6944740574368 Longitude: -75.5053944128418
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Maritime History of the Great Lakes
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The Ogdensburgh Marine Railway