A Changing Panorama
Recreational activities are now dominant. Many waterfront warehouses and docks have been replaced by restaurants, hotels, and riverwalks.
Peak Transshipment Era - 1850-1875
Products from the interior and from other lake ports were transferred between canal and lake vessels. Grain, lumber, and other products were stored, waiting shipment between Canadian and U.S. markets.
Early Settlement - 1755-1812
The earliest Europeans to settle here were engaged in fur trading and protecting fur trading interests. Forts were built to guard this strategic inland waterways.
Location. 43° 27.852′ N, 76° 30.957′ W. Marker is in Oswego, New York, in Oswego County. Marker is on West 1st St 0.2 miles north of Lake St, on the left when traveling north. Marker is across from the H. Lee White Marine Museum. Touch for map
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. LT-5 TUG (here, next to this marker); Oswego Harbor West Pierhead Lighthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Oswego (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Oswego (approx. 0.2 miles away); Wreck of the David W. Mills (approx. ¼ mile away); Oswego West Side Forts (approx. ¼ mile away); Open Water = Winter Birds (approx. ¼ mile away); Fort George (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oswego.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 11, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 9, 2018, by A. Taylor of Laurel, Maryland. This page has been viewed 59 times since then and 19 times this year. Photo 1. submitted on June 9, 2018, by A. Taylor of Laurel, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.