The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit (Brig), 24 Oct 1873


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Two of the largest vessels which navigated the lakes in 1835 and 1836 were the bark DETROIT and brig QUEEN CHARLOTTE, which were captured by Commodore Perry during the war of 1812, and lay submerged in Misery Bay, at Erie, Pennsylvania, until the year above mentioned, a period of some 22 years, and when again placed in service were comparatively in a good a state of preservation as when they were launched. The QUEEN CHARLOTTE was fitted out at Buffalo as a full rigged brig in 1835, and was placed in command of Capt. L.H. Cotton, now a resident of this city. During the great freshet at Buffalo in 1844 she was floated on to the bank, and afterwards burned. A portion of the spikes was used in the construction of the stm. A.G. PATCHIN. She measured 254 tins; length 92 ft.; breadth 26 ft.; depth 12 ft. The DETROIT was fitted out in 1836, and was commanded by Capt. George Miles, of Erie, and after a few years of service was, it is stated, sent over the Falls. She was 244 tons burden. A comparison of the present date would excite the curiosity of many who at present "go down to the sea in ships."
      Detroit Free Press
      October 24, 1873


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history of vessel
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1873
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McN.E.1643
Language of Item:
English
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William R. McNeil
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Detroit (Brig), 24 Oct 1873