1868 - An Ogdensburg paper has the following sensational story:
Tuesday was hotter than the previous day by at least four degrees. The mercury reached about 101 degrees in the shade, and all the way from 115 to 132 degrees in the sun. The Captain of the schooner Fulton cooked an egg by placing it on the deck of his vessel, near the companionway, in the sun. The operation required twenty minutes by the watch. The deck of the vessel was painted dark lead color. At the end of the twenty minutes the white or albumen of the egg was thoroughly cooked; though the yolk continued soft.
St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
August 8, 1868