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Oswego in Oswego County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Oswego Harbor

A Changing Panorama

 
 
Oswego Harbor Marker image. Click for full size.
By A. Taylor, June 20, 2014
1. Oswego Harbor Marker
Inscription. Click to hear the inscription.  The Oswego Harbor has attracted settlement since the first exploreres found the river to be a good access to interior resources. Since then activities have increased, but their focus has changed.

Recent Times<
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 Many waterfront warehouses and docks have been replaced by restaurants, hotels, and riverwalks.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. Touch for map. Marker is across from the H. Lee White Marine Museum. Marker is in this post office area: Oswego NY 13126, United States of America.
 
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. mile away); Oswego West Side Forts (approx. mile away); Open Water = Winter Birds (approx. mile away); Fort George (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oswego.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesIndustry & CommerceSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels

 
 
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 38 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on June 9, 2018, by A. Taylor of Laurel, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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