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  • Watertown Herald (Watertown, NY), Saturday Dec. 18, 1886
        Ellisburgh The bodies of McKay and Dean, victims of the ill-fated schooner Ariadne, were taken to Picton, Ontario. for burial last week...
      Ellisburgh The bodies of McKay and Dean, victims of the ill-fated schooner ...
  • Watertown Herald (Watertown, NY), Saturday Dec. 11,1886
        The End a Sad One Woodville, Dec. 10. There was a romance in the life and death of a young Hugh McKay, captain of the ill fated Ariadne, which went ashore near hear last week, Wednesday. During the season the Ariadne has traded more or less between Toronto and Waupaw ...
      The End a Sad One Woodville, Dec. 10. There was a romance ...
  • Watertown Herald (Watertown, NY), Saturday Dec. 4,1886
        Disasters of Lake Ontario. The wreck of the George B. Sloan on the Oswego piers in the spring was considered a bad opening of the season, but Lake Ontario behaved well until the close of the season which thus far has proven disastrous. Within a fortnight a number of disasters ...
      Disasters of Lake Ontario. The wreck of the George B. Sloan on ...
  • Watertown Herald (Watertown, NY), Aug. 28,1886
        Barbed wire for the fences has for sometime been smuggled into Canada from Detroit Mich. And the loophole of the smugglers has just been found out. They would load a wagon with barbed wire carefully tucked away in barrels, and drive north beyond the city limits and down into the ...
      Barbed wire for the fences has for sometime been smuggled into Canada ...
  • Watertown Herald (Watertown, NY), Sat., Dec. 4, 1886
        Disasters on Lake Ontario. The wreck of the George B. Sloan on the Oswego piers in the spring was considered a bad opening of the season, but Lake Ontario behaved well until the close of the season which thus far has proven disastrous. Within a fortnight a number of ...
      Disasters on Lake Ontario. The wreck of the George B. Sloan on ...
  • Watertown Herald (Watertown, NY), Saturday Feb. 4, 1888
        Our Fresh Water Sailors The sailors who man the vessels which engage in the lake commerce are among the best in the world. They are brave reckless men. They sail their vessels until the lakes are ice bound. Storms have no terrors for them. When freights are high and the ...
      Our Fresh Water Sailors The sailors who man the vessels which engage ...
  • Watertown Herald (Watertown, NY), 9 Jun 1888
        Tuesday evening there was a large crowd assembled on the wharf to see the launch of the schooner Emma, which was very gracefully accomplished at 7:30 p.m. ...
      Tuesday evening there was a large crowd assembled on the wharf to ...
  • Watertown Herald (Watertown, NY), 1 Jun 1889
        May 31. - Last Tuesday, 21st., the schooner Emma was working up the lake; the sea being rough she was compelled to run back. While in the lee of Cherry Island, the mate, Perl Phelps, discovered a boat upside down and a man clinging to it . he immediately lowered ...
      May 31. - Last Tuesday, 21st., the schooner Emma was working up ...
  • Watertown Herald (Watertown, NY), Saturday, Aug. 14, 1889
        Wrecked on the River. Fisher's Landing, Aug. 23. - The three masted schooner A. Vickery, with 21,000 bushels of corn for cargo, bound for Prescott from Chicago, struck a shoal near the Rock Island light house near Fisher's Landing, Thursday night, August 15. The schooner left ...
      Wrecked on the River. Fisher's Landing, Aug. 23. - The three masted ...
  • Watertown Herald (Watertown, NY), Saturday Oct 20,1894
        Eight Lives Lost The Schooner Hartford Went Down in a Gale Last week's Herald contained a brief account of the loss of a schooner near the mouth of the Little Sandy pond. It was the Hartford, bound from Detroit to Cape Vincent with a cargo of 22,000 bushels of wheat. ...
      Eight Lives Lost The Schooner Hartford Went Down in a Gale Last ...
  • Watertown Herald (Watertown, NY), Sat., Aug. 18, 1894
        Harvey Hubbard, whose death occurred Tuesday, was said to be the last survivor of that company of eighty men who helped carry the cable for the ship Superior, which was being built in 1814 at Sackets Harbor to fight the British. ...
      Harvey Hubbard, whose death occurred Tuesday, was said to be the last ...
  • Watertown Herald (Watertown, NY), Saturday April 16, 1898
        ARE EAGER TO ENLIST Lake Sailors Prefer to Fight for Uncle Sam Refuse to Ship For The Season So Long As They Are Prospect Of War- Not To Be Tempted By Good Berths - First Class Men Apply The enlisting of naval recruits from points on the great lakes is ...
      ARE EAGER TO ENLIST Lake Sailors Prefer to Fight for Uncle Sam ...
  • Watertown Herald (Watertown, NY), Sat., Dec. 30, 1899
        A Curious Relic. SACKETS HARBOR, Dec. 29. -- John Francis has sold a large arm chair, which he made from the wood of he old ship New Orleans, to a lady from California. The chair was a very interesting piece of work. it was made of four kinds of wood, ...
      A Curious Relic. SACKETS HARBOR, Dec. 29. -- John Francis has sold ...
  • Watertown Herald (Watertown, NY), Saturday Nov. 9, 1907
        On Lake Bottom Barge Onondaga Founders On Lake Ontario The coal barge Onondaga foundered in Lake Ontario, one mile north of Stony Point light, Tuesday and is at the bottom with 632 tons of coal in her hulk. The Black Diamond, a sister coal barge, is sunk near Navy Point ...
      On Lake Bottom Barge Onondaga Founders On Lake Ontario The coal barge ...
  • Watertown Herald (Watertown, NY), Nov. 9,1907
        On lake bottom the barge Onondaga founders on Lake Ontario The coal barge Onondoga foundered on Lake Ontario, one mile North of Stony Point Light, Tuesday and is at the bottom with 632 tons of coal in her bulk. The Black Diamond, a sister coal barge, is sunk near Navy ...
      On lake bottom the barge Onondaga founders on Lake Ontario The coal ...
  • Watertown Herald (Watertown, NY), Nov. 18, 1911
        Lumbering Extraordinary Probably the most peculiar lumbering operations I the world are being carried on in the Bay of Quinte, on the northern shore of Lake Ontario, where powerful engines are hoisting valuable oak and walnut logs from the bottom of the bay. Som of them are 50 feet ...
      Lumbering Extraordinary Probably the most peculiar lumbering operations I the world are ...
  • Watertown Herald (Watertown, NY), Sat Nov. 18, 1911
        Captain A. R. Hinckley of Oswego has been awarded the contract for wrecking the M.T. company barge Davy, which sunk near Point Vivian in the St. Lawrence river some time ago. The Donnellys of Kingston took the contract for $60,000 and finally gave up. Mr Hinckley's contract is said to ...
      Captain A. R. Hinckley of Oswego has been awarded the contract for ...
  • Watertown Herald (Watertown, NY), Saturday Feb. 3, 1912
        Captain A. R. Hinckley has succeeded in raising the barge Davy which sunk near Point Vivian, St. Lawrence river last Fall. The Donnellys of Kingston took the contract for $6,000 and gave it up. Captain Hinckley was to have $7,000 if raised before the winter came on or $6 000 ...
      Captain A. R. Hinckley has succeeded in raising the barge Davy which ...
  • Watertown Herald (Watertown, NY), Saturday April 18, 1913
        Navigation Open Cape Vincent, April 16.- The steamer New Island Wandered (Wanderer) arrived here about 7 last evening from Kingston, Ont. This starts in operation the ferry service between this place and Kingston for the season. The Wanderer left Kingston at 1:30 p.m. and stopped ...
      Navigation Open Cape Vincent, April 16.- The steamer New Island Wandered (Wanderer) ...
  • Watertown Herald (Watertown, NY), Sat. March 29,1913
        Capt. Hinckley of Oswego, who has been at work on the sunken steamer Island Belle for several days, succeeded in raising the craft Sunday afternoon. After the hull had been covered with canvas two engines and a rotary pump attached to the engine of the steam roller were placed in ...
      Capt. Hinckley of Oswego, who has been at work on the sunken ...
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