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  • Gale on Lake Ontario
    Auburn Weekly Journal, 12 Nov 1856     Gale on Lake Ontario Oswego, Nov. 5 Severe gale on the lake last night. The schooners G.M. Chapman with cargo of wheat, and West Wind with cargo of salt, went ashore between the piers. Latter total ...
    Auburn Weekly Journal, 12 Nov 1856   Gale on Lake Ontario Oswego, Nov. 5 Severe gale on the lake ...
  • Gale on Lake Ontario
    Oswego Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), 21 Nov 1856     Gale on Lake Ontario Loss of Vessels. The wind commenced blowing strongly from the north-west about three o'clock yesterday (Friday) morning, and soon increased to a fearful gale, which continued with little abatement during the day.-- The waters of the ...
    Oswego Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), 21 Nov 1856   Gale on Lake Ontario Loss of Vessels. The wind commenced blowing strongly ...
  • Gale on Lake Ontario
    Onondaga Gazette (Baldwinsville, NY), 19 Apr 1849     Gale on Lake Ontario There was a severe gale on Lake Ontario on Friday and Saturday last, which did much damage. The steamer Lady of the Lake, which left Lewiston at 4 o'clock on Friday afternoon, broke her shaft at 10 the same night. The Captain threw over ...
    Onondaga Gazette (Baldwinsville, NY), 19 Apr 1849   Gale on Lake Ontario There was a severe gale on Lake Ontario ...
  • Huge Canadian Coal Boat Docks in Harbor
    Dona, Everett W., Oswego Palladium-Times (Oswego, NY), 13 Aug 1958     Many Oswegonians and others will visit the waterfront this evening to take a look at the largest coal boat to dock at the Lackawanna terminal in history of the harbor. The 582-foot Stadacona of the ...
    Dona, Everett W., Oswego Palladium-Times (Oswego, NY), 13 Aug 1958   Many Oswegonians and others will visit the waterfront this evening to take ...
  • Stadacona Skipper Needs Help in Leaving
Port After Aiding Coalfax to Load Coal
    Dona, Everett W., Oswego Palladium-Times (Oswego, NY), 13 Aug 1958     Stadacona Skipper Needs Help in Leaving Port After Aiding Coalfax to Load Coal By Everett W. Dona Strong north-northeast wind Tuesday gave the Stadacona a rough time in moving out of the coal terminal and. harbor after Capt. E. Gow, skipper of the ...
    Dona, Everett W., Oswego Palladium-Times (Oswego, NY), 13 Aug 1958   Stadacona Skipper Needs Help in Leaving Port After Aiding Coalfax to Load ...
  • Will Rebuild the Trestle.
    Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), 10 Dec 1900     Will Rebuild the Trestle. D., L. & W. Company to Expend Between Thirty and Fifty Thousand Dollars The Lackawanna Railroad Company, recognizing the importance of Oswego as a coal shipping point, and wishing to be in a position to handle its ...
    Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), 10 Dec 1900   Will Rebuild the Trestle. D., L. & W. Company to Expend Between ...
  • Dredge FRONTENAC
        Last major vessel built at the Goble shipyard was the "Frontenac," a dipper dredge. Built for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers during the summer 1891. 75' x 26' x 6'. Went into service that October. Rebuilt in 1910. Abandoned. Hull became part of foundation of pier for Oswego Yacht ...
      Last major vessel built at the Goble shipyard was the "Frontenac," a ...
  • Oswego harbor, 1870s
        Photograph of Oswego harbor in the 1870s. In the foreground in the rail trestle as is crosses the large coal bins. On the other side of the trestle masts of a number of schooners. The river is full of barges from the Oswego canal. Closer to the lake, on either ...
      Photograph of Oswego harbor in the 1870s. In the foreground in the ...
  • Marine News
    Oswego Palladium-Times (Oswego, NY), 12 Aug 1961     Marine News The Franquilin, a Canadian freighter, loaded 3,200 tons of coal Thursday for Montreal at the Erie-Lackawanna coal terminal. The next day the largest coal freighter to put into port, the Stadacona, took on a small load for Toronto. It will load the ...
    Oswego Palladium-Times (Oswego, NY), 12 Aug 1961   Marine News The Franquilin, a Canadian freighter, loaded 3,200 tons of coal ...
  • Oswego Palladium-Times (Oswego, NY), 25 Sep 1958
        Plenty of railroad cars filled with coal will move through Oswego to the harbor terminal this weekend, Bill Daily, coal clerk for the DL&W; revealed this noon. Friday it will take about 45 cars to load the Coalfax with 2,700 tons of soft coal for Cardinal. Saturday nearly 200 cars ...
      Plenty of railroad cars filled with coal will move through Oswego to ...
  • 583-Foot Coal Boat Calls At Oswego Today
    Oswego Palladium-Times (Oswego, NY), 11 Aug 1961     583-Foot Coal Boat Calls At Oswego Today The Canada Steamship Lines, Ltd. freighter Stadacona, largest coal carrier to load in Oswego, returned to this port this afternoon for the first time in several years. She arrived at press time to load a partial shipment for ...
    Oswego Palladium-Times (Oswego, NY), 11 Aug 1961   583-Foot Coal Boat Calls At Oswego Today The Canada Steamship Lines, Ltd. ...
  • Disasters to Lake Shipping
    Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), 27 Oct 1881     Disasters to Lake Shipping Gananoque, Ont., Oct. 27 - The propeller Droniedary, which passed here yeserday for Montreal with flour, when passing through the Narrows, about five miles east of Ganonoque, struck a rock and had to be run ashore. She lies in about eight feet of water ...
    Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), 27 Oct 1881   Disasters to Lake Shipping Gananoque, Ont., Oct. 27 - The propeller Droniedary, ...
  • Notes among the Sailors
    Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), 12 Jun 1882     NOTES AMONG THE SAILORS The North Star Crew-- a Question of Revenue Law- The Blazing Star The schooner North Star has always paid union wages. Her crew heretofore consisted of two union men and a boy, besides the captain, mate and cook. Saturday night, before leaving Toronto, ...
    Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), 12 Jun 1882   NOTES AMONG THE SAILORS The North Star Crew-- a Question of Revenue ...
  • Early Steamboating Reminiscences
    Van Cleve, James, Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), 4 Apr 1876     Early Steamboating Reminiscences From the Ontario, Martha Ogden and United States. By Captain James Van Cleve A day or two since Hon. Alvin Bronson received a large book containing as the fly leaf denotes: "Reminiscences of the Early Period of ...
    Van Cleve, James, Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), 4 Apr 1876   Early Steamboating Reminiscences From the Ontario, Martha Ogden and United States. By ...
  • The Ericsson Propeller
    Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), 24 Mar 1841     The Ericsson Propeller The progress of the experiments for thee application of steam power in aid of the sails of ships, schooners and other sailing craft, has been observed at this place with great solicitude. From letter addressed by Capt. R.F. Stockton, of the U.S. Navy, to ...
    Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), 24 Mar 1841   The Ericsson Propeller The progress of the experiments for thee application of ...
  • The Steamer "Ontario"
        The Steamer "Ontario," Captain H. N. Throop, Pultneyville, N. Y.
      The Steamer "Ontario," Captain H. N. Throop, Pultneyville, N. Y.
  • Horse Market
    Oswego Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), 12 Aug 1863     Horse Market. - Mr. John Holmes, Jr., of Onondaga county, is doing a large business in Canada in the purchase of horses for the American market. He is operating principally at Belleville, Napanee and Picton, and is paying for the animals prices ranging from $45 to $80 in Canadian bills ...
    Oswego Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), 12 Aug 1863   Horse Market. - Mr. John Holmes, Jr., of Onondaga county, is doing ...
  • Tug "Charley Ferris" at the Goble drydock in Oswego
        Photograph of the tugboat CHARLEY FERRIS in the Goble drydock in Oswego in the 1880s. A group of young boys and girls line the forward deck. In the background is the dock engine room.
      Photograph of the tugboat CHARLEY FERRIS in the Goble drydock in Oswego ...
  • Jones' Lock on the Rideau
        Jones' Lock on the Rideau.
      Jones' Lock on the Rideau.
  • JOHN S. PARSONS
        JOHN S. PARSONS
      JOHN S. PARSONS
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Palmer Collection


Primarily Lake Ontario Ships and their stories