The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Black Rock Advocate (Buffalo, NY), 8 Sept. 1836, page 3

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NEW STEAM BOATS.--The Milwaukie Democrat states, that two new steamboats will be built the ensuing winter, to run between Buffalo and that thriving place. Another new steamboat is building at Conneaut, under the superintendence of Mr. G. W. Jones, of 157 feet length, 28 feet beam, 12 feet hold and 500 tons burden. Several other fine boats are building at different ports on Lake Erie, all of which will be ready for the lake on the opening of navigation, next spring.


DISASTERS ON THE LAKE.--The schooner President, of Buffalo, bound for Detroit, was wrecked on the 29th ult. within five miles of Cleveland, and of six hands on board at the time, four were drowned.--Capt. Kennedy, and the other survivor, were taken from the wreck about fifty hours after the disaster nearly exhausted from starvation and cold. The names of those who perished, are Henry Ford, Jacob Jones a Mulatto, a boy names Lucius Cannon, and a man whose name could not be ascertained.--The schooner, and part of the cargo, it is believed, may be saved.

The schooner White Pigeon, bound for Buffalo, with ballast, was wrecked some time last week, in the Detroit river.

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Richard Palmer
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Black Rock Advocate (Buffalo, NY), 8 Sept. 1836, page 3