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Shipbuilding in Chaumont, by R.E. Fairman

Shipbuilding in Chaumont, by R.E. Fairman

Not so long ago, but not that many people now living, can recall the time, winter was about as busy as summer, at almost every Lake Ontario
by: Richard Palmer
Part II, Shipbuilding at Ogdensburg/Oswegatchie

Part II, Shipbuilding at Ogdensburg/Oswegatchie

Ogdensburgh Marine Railway The reconstructed marine railway was 700 feet long reaching from the engine house, about 3...
by: Richard Palmer
Part I, Shipbuilding at Ogdensburg/Oswegatchie

Part I, Shipbuilding at Ogdensburg/Oswegatchie

The Early Years At the confluence of the Oswegatchie and St. Lawrence Rivers, Ogdensburg was a major shipbuilding and...
by: Richard Palmer
Searchlight Runs Recalled, by Robert H. Rogers

Searchlight Runs Recalled, by Robert H. Rogers

Note: This is an account written by the late Robert H. Rogers, telling of his experiences operating the searchlight on t...
by: Richard Palmer
The Great Warship That Waited and Waited

The Great Warship That Waited and Waited

More than 200 years have elapsed since the virgin forest around Sackets Harbor was laid low by an army of axes and saws ...
by: Richard Palmer
Richard F. Palmer’s Collection

Richard F. Palmer’s Collection

Richard F. Palmer is a retired newspaper editor and reporter and well known for his weekly historical columns for the “Oswego Palladium-Times” called "On the Waterfront."
by: Richard Palmer
"I'll never make it. I'll never make it" - An 1812 Vignette

"I'll never make it. I'll never make it" - An 1812 Vignette

During the late 19th century, long before today's era of mass electronic media, stories relating to America's past were ...
by: Richard Palmer