Ogdensburg, New York, USA - 1854 - Ogdensburg
Oodensburo, a post-village and port of entry of Oswegatchie township, St. Lawrence county, New York, on the river St. Lawrence, at the mouth of the Oswegatchie, and opposite Prescott, in Canada, about 200 miles N. N. W. from Albany. The Northern rail road, of which this is the Western terminus, extends to Rouse's Point, on Lake Cbamplain, and connects it with Boston and New York. It is situated on a plain immediately N. of the Oswegatchie river, is regularly laid out, and handsomely built. The Presbyterians, Episcopalians, Methodists, Baptists, and Roman Catholics, have each one or more churches in the place. It contains three banks, an academy, several iron foundries, with machine shops, and other manufactories. Four weekly newspapers are published here. The commerce of this port is flourishing and extensive. Steamboats ply regularly to the various ports on Lake Ontario. The shipping of the district, June 30, 1852, amounted to an aggregate of 1985 tons enrolled and licensed, all of which are propelled by steam, and employed in the coast trade. The foreign arrivals for the year were 830, (tons, 347,098,) of which 295 (tons, 213,343) were by American vessels. The clearances for foreign ports were 798, (tons, 341.188,) of which 212,654 were in American bottoms. The river affords abundant water-power. Population in 1853, about 6500.
A New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States: Giving a Full and Comprehensive Review of the Present Condition, Industry, and Resources of the American Confederacy ... Thomas Baldwin (of Philadelphia.) Joseph Thomas January 1, 1854 Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo & Company 1854.
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