Patchogue - Mexican War, 1846-1848
- "Melancholy Accident at Patchogue." Long Islander, September 14 1846: p. 2. -- d. of Lorenzo Rowley in the collapse of a well, property of Harry Ketcham
- "For the Corrector: New York and Offing Line Magnetic Telegraph." [Sag Harbor] Corrector, December 9, 1846: p. 2. -- say that the above company is extending a telegraph line, along the L.I. R.R. line from Brooklyn to Yaphank, and then to the Fire Island Lighthouse, and urges local merchants to fund its continuation to Greenport [an active port on the North Fork] and Sag Harbor [an active U.S. ustoms port on the South Fork], which the company president, George M. Danforth, Esq. [think also of the Danforth Inn in Port Jefferson], is more than willing to do, for a tidy sum. With the U.S.-Mexican War on, it is no wonder that there was a move on to encourage and strengthen internal communications, and to connect the ports by wire.
- [Double Drownings in Patchogue Bay]. Long Islander, January 22, 1847: p. 2. -- "Two sons of a Mr. Hulse, of Sayville, [at] Patchogue, on Saturday evening, the 2nd inst., went out in the bay eeling...."
- "The Suffolk Conservative is the title of a new weekly paper just started at Patchogue, in this County, the first number of which we have received. It is neat in its appearance, and evinces in its editorial management much talent and discretion, as well as taste in its selections and general arrangement. George W. Thurber, Editor. Messrs. Phillips & Co., Proprietors." Long Islander, October 29, 1847: p. 2.
- "The Suffolk Locomotive. -- The Name of the Suffolk Conservative, published at Patchogue, has been changed to that of the Suffolk Locomotive -- the latter title being thought more emblematical of the objects, etc., of the paper. It continues under the same editorial charge -- and we certainly, see no reason to change the opinion we expressed, on the receipt of the first number. Clear the track." Long Islander, December 10, 1847: p. 2.