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  • Oswego Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), July 5, 1847
        While the Canadian steamer was engaged in carrying out pleasure parties some disturbances took place, as we understand, between a few sailors and some of the hands on board of the steamer as she was about leaving the dock, for a trip on the lake, resulting in a fight in ...
      While the Canadian steamer was engaged in carrying out pleasure parties some ...
  • Oswego Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), Oct. 5, 1848
        The Albion is the name of another new schooner built in this city by Messrs. Doolittle & Mollison, now completed and loading for the Upper Lakes. The "Albion" is a fine vessel with 115 feet keel, 120 feet long on deck, 21 feet beam, 9 feet 4 inches hold and ...
      The Albion is the name of another new schooner built in this ...
  • Oswego Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), April 10, 1848
        Early Trade in Oswego Although the present trade of Oswego is principally of modern growth, its commencements are of an ancient character and its history extends through a period of more than 200 years. In 1603 the French settled Montreal and soon after established trading posts ...
      Early Trade in Oswego Although the present trade of Oswego is principally ...
  • Oswego Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), Nov. 18, 1848
        For Liverpool Direct From Lake Ontario The brigantine "Lilla" of about 300 tons burthen, owned by Capt. Hunter and built at Portsmouth, near this city, has proceeded down theriver, and will complete her cargo and outfit at Montreal with the view of proceeding to Liverpool. An ...
      For Liverpool Direct From Lake Ontario The brigantine "Lilla" of about 300 ...
  • Oswego Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), Dec. 9, 1848
        Loss of Schooner Canada From the wreck of the Canada, before noticed in our paper, we have the melancholy news of the loss of the entire crew; except the Captain, which consisted of Mr. Alexander McDougal and two sons, all of whom were residents of this city. To the surviving ...
      Loss of Schooner Canada From the wreck of the Canada, before noticed ...
  • Oswego Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), Dec. 4, 1848
        Schooner Sunk with Oswego Crew The steamer Niagara, Capt. Childs, arrived this (Monday) morning from Ogdensburgh. She reports the loss of the schooner Canada, with the Captain and two of the crew, on the North shore above Cobourg. The Canada cleared from this port on Thursday ...
      Schooner Sunk with Oswego Crew The steamer Niagara, Capt. Childs, arrived this ...
  • Oswego Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), Monday, Nov. 27, 1848
        Troubles on the Lake During the gale on Saturday, the brig "Burlington" from lake Erie, and the schooner "Seneca" of this port, were driven by the entrance to Oswego Harbor while striving to make Oswego harbor. The Burlington, unable to make the Sackets harbor passage, went ...
      Troubles on the Lake During the gale on Saturday, the brig "Burlington" ...
  • Oswego Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), Nov. 25, 1848
        Grain Boat Ashore The schooner Frontier went ashore in the East Harbor when coming in this morning, the wind blowing strong from the Northwest, with a heavy sea. She is loaded with wheat, and lays exposed to the action of the sea, and her safety depends on the turn of ...
      Grain Boat Ashore The schooner Frontier went ashore in the East Harbor ...
  • Oswego Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), Nov. 15, 1848
        Canalboat Sunk The lake boat "Home" from Henderson, in tow of the steamer "Clinton," broke her line while coming into port this morning, and drifted ashore outside of the east pier and filled with water. She was laden with butter, cheese, whiskey, paper and 600 bushels of rye ...
      Canalboat Sunk The lake boat "Home" from Henderson, in tow of the ...
  • Oswego Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), Sept. 26, 1848
        Northwestern Insurance Company's Home Office Issues Advice to Vessel Masters Captain Rounds, of the North Western Insurance Office, has sent us the following directions to Captains of the Lakes, with reference to entering our Harbor. Capt. R. is familiar with the subject, and ...
      Northwestern Insurance Company's Home Office Issues Advice to Vessel Masters Captain Rounds, ...
  • Oswego Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), Sept. 25, 1848
        Storm Grounds Three Schooners In attempting to come in during the blow of Saturday night, the Brigs Mahoning and Paragon, and the Schooner President, all from Lake Erie loaded with wheat, went ashore in the East Harbor. The wind blowing a gale from the west drove them from their ...
      Storm Grounds Three Schooners In attempting to come in during the blow ...
  • The old route between the Lakes and the Hudson
    Oswego Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), 14 Dec 1849     The old route between the Lakes and the Hudson ___ The completion of the Oneida river improvement re-establishes the ancient war communication between the Lakes and the Hudson, the channel through which troops and ammunitions of war were moved a hundred years ago. In ...
    Oswego Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), 14 Dec 1849   The old route between the Lakes and the Hudson ___ The completion ...
  • Oswego Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), 23 Aug 1849
        Milwaukee, Aug. 16, 1849 Capt. Hazard, of the Empire State, arrived here Tuesday evening, and has gone to work vigorously, collecting men and materials, for an attempt to get his noble steamboat afloat again. He has fifteen double pumps in process of construction and advertises for one ...
      Milwaukee, Aug. 16, 1849 Capt. Hazard, of the Empire State, arrived here ...
  • Oswego Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), 23 Aug 1849
        Our Upper Canada readers will feel interest in the result of the trial to navigate the ocean with Lake schooners. Last fall, Messrs. C.E. Levey & Co., of Quebec, the owners, with their usual enterprising spirit, determined upon making the experiment, and brought down to this port the "Lilla," a ...
      Our Upper Canada readers will feel interest in the result of the ...
  • Oswego Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), Monday,  April 9, 1849
        Advertisement Supposedly this is the ship that some say never existed which we think is the "Vandalia." Cochran was from Hamilton, Ont. and owned this vessel at the time...
      Advertisement Supposedly this is the ship that some say never existed which ...
  • Oswego Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), March 19, 1849
        The Lake is open, (it has not been closed,) the harbor and river are open, the ice banks are fast disappearing from the pier and beach. the hum of preparation is heard at the docks, the vessels and the ship-yards, giving promise of the speedy resumption of business on the ...
      The Lake is open, (it has not been closed,) the harbor and ...
  • Oswego Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), Mon., April 16, 1849
        The Gale. - The wind has blown from West and North West for the last sixty hours, with slight variations and without abatement, accompanied with snow squalls and with a sufficient degree of cold to cover vessels with ice, where exposed to the dashing waters and raging ...
      The Gale. - The wind has blown from West and North West ...
  • Oswego Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), March 19, 1849
        Sailing Regulations on the Lakes The sailing regulations, adopted by the masters and owners of vessels on the Lakes, at a meeting held in the city of Buffalo in the winter of 1847, have been acknowledged by Congress and enacted into law with heavy penalties. -- It is a highly ...
      Sailing Regulations on the Lakes The sailing regulations, adopted by the masters ...
  • Oswego Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), April 10, 1849
        What A Change! - The number of steamboats on the Upper Lakes, up to the year 1825, was one! On the opening of navigation in the spring of 1848, there were on the entire length of the lakes, 95 steamers, 45 propellers, 5 barks, 93 brigs, 548 schooners, and 128 ...
      What A Change! - The number of steamboats on the Upper Lakes, ...
  • Oswego Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), Sat. , Dec. 8, 1849
        Marine Disaster and Loss of Life The schooner Mohawk, Capt. Carmichael, from Chicago for this port, came out of the Welland canal early on Thursday morning, Dec. 6th, and reached this port, at about one o'clock on the morning of the of the 7th, the night being the worst of ...
      Marine Disaster and Loss of Life The schooner Mohawk, Capt. Carmichael, from ...
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