The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Caroline (Steamboat), 3 Jan 1838

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THE STEAMBOAT CAROLINE. - The history of the CAROLINE is rather an eventful one. She was built of live oak some years ago at Charleston, S.C., and was brought to Albany, between which place and Troy she plied for some time. She was then sent by the Erie and Oswego canals to Canada, when a new keel was give her, and made a British bottom. Having been engaged in some smuggling transactions, she was condemned and sold, thus making her an American bottom again. After plying from this port to various ports on the lake, she went on her ill-fated expedition down the river, and met with an end, the sublimity of which can scarcely be paralleled.
      Her capture and burning, with all the accessaries of the surrounding scenery would form a magnificent subject for a painting. - Buffalo Commercial. Jan. 3.
      Cleveland Daily Herald & Gazette
      Monday, January 8, 1838 2:3

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      Burning of the CAROLINE - A beautiful. and strikingly correct view of the burning of the CAROLINE, and the accompanying scenery, at Schlosser, with Navy Island and Chippevra in the distance, the steamboat in flames, the British boats leaving her, has been left at our office this morning. To it is appended a certificate of Gilman Appleby, C.F. Harding, and Wm. Wells, with facsimiles of their signatures. It is not only a beautiful specimen of the art, but correct down to the minutest particulars. The view is from Field's Tavern. It is published by Mr. Warner, and executed in this city.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Friday, February 2, 1838

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Caroline (Steamboat), 3 Jan 1838