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  • Daily Times (Oswego, NY), Friday January 3, 1851
        Lake Business of Oswego We give, under our commercial head, a statement showing the principal articles imported by Lake into Oswego, during the past season, with the total value of our lake trade for a series of years. Our statement of the article imported is by no means full, the ...
      Lake Business of Oswego We give, under our commercial head, a statement ...
  • Daily Times (Oswego, NY), Thurs., May 22, 1851
        The Steamer Comet Raised. - The Comet was raised yesterday, under the direction and management of Geo. S. Weeks, Esq., and will be floated to the marine railway on the lower harbor. The body of one ...
      The Steamer Comet Raised. - The Comet was raised yesterday, under the ...
  • Daily Times (Oswego, NY), Thurs., April 10, 1851
        The New Steam Tug "O.S. Howard" We understand from Mr. A.C. Mattoon, the Proprietor of this trim little steamer, that she will be ready for business by the 18th inst. She is designed ...
      The New Steam Tug "O.S. Howard" We understand from Mr. A.C. Mattoon, ...
  • Daily Times (Oswego, NY), Wed., May 7, 1851
        Our marine list of yesterday contained the arrival of 40 vessels during the preceding 48 hours. Of these arrivals 31 were from ports on Lake Ontario - 4 from Sandusky, 1 from <name reg="Detroit" ...
      Our marine list of yesterday contained the arrival of 40 vessels during ...
  • Daily Times (Oswego, NY), Tues., April 22, 1851
        Sad Disaster! ___ Serious Loss Of Life!! The new and splendid Canadian steamer Comet, Capt.. A. O'Conner, came in yesterday morning from <name reg="Hamilton" ...
      Sad Disaster! ___ Serious Loss Of Life!! The new and splendid Canadian ...
  • Daily Times (Oswego, NY), Jan. 6, 1851
        Marine Disaster. - The schooner Abbey, of this port took in a cargo of 5,300 bushels of wheat, part at Queenston and part at Lewiston, a few days since and left the ...
      Marine Disaster. - The schooner Abbey, of this port took in a ...
  • Daily Times (Oswego, NY), Oct. 11, 1851
        Capt. Week's newly invented wheel for propelling steamers, which we noticed a few days since, we understand is about to be tried upon the steamer Northerner, the Captain having contracted to put in a set of his wheels. ...
      Capt. Week's newly invented wheel for propelling steamers, which we noticed a ...
  • Daily Times (Oswego, NY), Sat., Sept. 20, 1851
        Fast Elevating. - The grain warehouse of H. & G. Ames, on the east side of the river, elevated yesterday from the schooner Gazelle, 4,594 bushels of wheat in one hour and seventeen minutes, being the whole of her cargo, and discharged it into canal boats during the same time. ...
      Fast Elevating. - The grain warehouse of H. & G. Ames, on ...
  • Daily Times (Oswego, NY), Sat., Sept. 20, 1851
        Fire. - A fire broke out about 7:30 o'clock last evening in the long ship building connected with the Marine Railway of Messrs. Carrington & Pardee. It was occupied by Capt. Weeks and his ship carpenters and joiners, employed in preparing the upper works of the steamer. The ...
      Fire. - A fire broke out about 7:30 o'clock last evening in ...
  • Daily Times (Oswego, NY), Tuesday, Dec. 23, 1851
        The Disaster on Saturday During one of the most tremendous storms of wind and snow on Saturday afternoon ever known here, Capt. Samuel Freeman, keeper of the Light House at this port, procured aid and proceeded to the Light House at the east end of the west pier, in a ...
      The Disaster on Saturday During one of the most tremendous storms of ...
  • Daily Times (Oswego, NY), Saturday, Dec. 6,  1851
        The Launch. - At about 12 o'clock at noon, to-day, Captain Weeks launched the hull of his new Steamboat, and as she dipped the water Mr. Geo. Weeks, Jr. christened her the "Queen of the West," and at the same time a flag bearing the name was run up from ...
      The Launch. - At about 12 o'clock at noon, to-day, Captain Weeks ...
  • Daily Times (Oswego, NY), Saturday, Oct. 11, 1851
        The Loss of the Schooner Osceola. The loss of the schooner Osceola, of this port, during the gale of the 2d inst. , on Lake Erie, was announced in the Sandusky Register, of the 4th inst. , upon information derived from Capt. Gibbs, of the schooner Scotland, who rescued the ...
      The Loss of the Schooner Osceola. The loss of the schooner Osceola, ...
  • Daily Times (Oswego, NY), Oct. 11, 1851
        *The "O. S. Howard" was the first tugboat in Oswego Harbor...
      *The "O. S. Howard" was the first tugboat in Oswego Harbor...
  • Daily Times (Oswego, NY), Oct. 6, 1851
        Newly Invented Wheel for Steam Vessels. - Capt. George S. Weeks, the Oswego ship builder, has invented a new wheel for propelling vessels, and has taken the necessary steps to secure a patent for the same. The wheel is believed to be an important improvement, which will supersede the ...
      Newly Invented Wheel for Steam Vessels. - Capt. George S. Weeks, the ...
  • Daily Times (Oswego, NY), Sat. , Sept. 20, 1851
        Fire. - A fire broke out about 7:30 o'clock last evening in the long ship building connected with the Marine Railway of Messrs. Carrington & Pardee. It was occupied by Capt. Weeks and his ship carpenters and joiners, employed in preparing the upper works of the steamer. The ...
      Fire. - A fire broke out about 7:30 o'clock last evening in ...
  • Daily Times (Oswego, NY), Thursday, Sept. 11, 1851
        New Steamer. - The new steamer building at the ship yard of Alderman Weeks, in this city, is now being corked and receiving the finish to her hull. She will be ready to launch in three or four weeks. Her deck planks are fitted , and the carpenter work of ...
      New Steamer. - The new steamer building at the ship yard of ...
  • Daily Times (Oswego, NY), Sept. 10, 1851
        "Oneida Lake. - A new steamer was launched recently at Brewerton, and is now being fitted with an engine. She is about 150 tons burthen, and of a beautiful model. Including this new boat, there are now four steamers on the lake, engaged in towing canal boats to and fro. ...
      "Oneida Lake. - A new steamer was launched recently at Brewerton, and ...
  • Daily Times (Oswego, NY), Aug. 30, 1851
        What was thought of Rail Roads Forty years ago. The following Letter, in reply to a suggestion about Rail Roads, written forty years ago, by Chancellor Livingston, who had been associated with his Brother-in-Law, Robert Fulton, in application of steam to Vessels, shows the state ...
      What was thought of Rail Roads Forty years ago. The following Letter, ...
  • Daily Times (Oswego, NY), Aug. 16, 1851
        Loss of the U. S. Steamer Jefferson. - An arrival at new York from Rio De Janeiro reports that the U. S. surveying steamer Jefferson was lost in July last at the mouth of the Straits. A portion of the machinery would be saved but the vessel will prove a ...
      Loss of the U. S. Steamer Jefferson. - An arrival at new ...
  • Daily Times (Oswego, NY), Sat., May 17, 1851
        The O.S. Howard We had the pleasure, in company with quite a large party of ladies and gentlemen of this city, of a ride up the lake on Thursday evening, on the little steamer O.S. Howard. The evening was one of rare beauty, and the ride one of the pleasantest ...
      The O.S. Howard We had the pleasure, in company with quite a ...
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