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September 23, 2018

Oswego County Historical Society to Host Visual Program of the Great Lakes Shipping


OSWEGO — The Oswego County Historical Society will host the fourth lecture of the season on September 14 at 1:30 p.m. at the Richardson-Bates House Museum at 135 E. Third St.

The event is free and open to the public.

The Oswego County Historical Society will host the next lecture of the series on September 14. A program entitled “From Duluth to Alexandria Bay: Great Lakes Shipping Through the Years,” will be given by Richard Palmer. Pictured is a late 19th century photograph of the Oswego Harbor which highlight the many ships the traveled through Oswego.

The Oswego County Historical Society will host the next lecture of the series on September 14. A program entitled “From Duluth to Alexandria Bay: Great Lakes Shipping Through the Years,” will be given by Richard Palmer. Pictured is a late 19th century photograph of the Oswego Harbor which highlight the many ships the traveled through Oswego.

Guest lecturer Richard Palmer will present a program entitled “From Duluth to Alexandria Bay: Great Lakes Shipping Through the Years.”

Palmer is a retired journalist and has written a weekly column for several years called “On the Waterfront.” These columns have highlighted the significant Oswego maritime history.

He has also compiled two volume books entitled “On the Waterfront: Maritime Life in Oswego and Lake Ontario.”

“Mr. Palmer is very knowledgeable about the history of the Great Lakes, including the Oswego Harbor. His weekly columns are very popular and always have something new about the maritime history of Oswego,” said Justin White, president of the historical society.”There is much to learn from this program.”

Palmer will present a slide show depicting shipping through the years. The photographs and postcards of ships and ports will be from Palmer’s extensive collection that covers all of the Great Lakes.

The Oswego County Historical Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the rich history of the county.

The society maintains and operates the Richardson-Bates House Museum, a historic landmark listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The museum is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday form 1 – 5 p.m. and other days by appointment.

For more information, visit www.rbhousemuseum.org for regular updates or call during regular hours at 343-1342.

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