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Milwaukie (Steamboat), 4 Jul 1841


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The MILWAUKIE passed Detroit during Monday night, and is probably by this time safely moored at her homestead. She can be spared -- so could the NEW YORK, TOWNSEND, MONROE, and a few others. Who will run away with them and clear the Creek ! "En Passant" -- When is the DETROIT to be burned ! The space she occupies is wanted.
      Commercial Advertiser & Journal, Buffalo
      Wednesday, July 7, 1841 2- 3

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The Steamboat Milwaukie. - We have received a call from a gentleman formerly interested in this boat, and who is acquainted with her whole history, who informs us that the general impression, that the question of ownership and control was before the Chancellor awaiting his decision, is incorrect -- that all questions of that kind were settled by the Chancellor last summer, who, among other things, decided that the Milwaukie people were entitled to no control over the boat. Since then, or at the opening of navigation this spring, the boat was put into the Steamboat Association, and laid up like many others, and was entitled to her regular dividends. The taking her away, under these circumstances, our informant regards as an act of piracy. We should call the offence by a milder name, but it is certainly a high in misdemeanor. One of the owners has gone west to ascertain the destination and management of the boat.
      Commercial Advertiser & Journal, Buffalo
      Thursday, July 8, 1841 2 - 7

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The Milwaukee Courier of the 14th, announces the arrival at that port of the steamboat MILWAUKIE. As sone of our readers might like to see what is said on the occasion, we copy the Courier's announcement below. There is a difference of opinion as to the justice of the commendations bestowed by the Milwaukee paper upon its "worthy townsmen:"
STRANGE ARRIVAL. - Most of the citizens of our town were not a little surprised on Friday morning when they got up, to see the steamboat MILWAUKIE anchored in our bay, and they were very much pleased when they learned she had been brought here under the direction of our worthy townsmen Solomen Juneau, and George H. Walker, Esq., to secure them the large amount of money they had invested in her when she was building, and up to this time had been kept out of her.
Some time since Messrs. Walker & Juneau were informed that the combination were paying illegal holders of the MILWAUKIE $6,000 to have her lay still the present season, and that she was laying snugly in Buffalo Creek with only a small guard on board. Accordingly a competent person was sent to Buffalo to ascertain the situation of matters and if possible get her away and run her up to this place. On arrival at Buffalo, the agent of the proprietors at this place made the necessary arrangements, and on the night of the 4th. of July took possession and after repairing her some, put out with her for Wisconsin.
One of the wheels were almost destitute of buckets, and all the machinery was very much out of repair. By fixing her some at Dunkirk and Cunningham's Island, she was brought along without much difficulty to Lake Huron. - - Part of article.
      Commercial Advertiser & Journal, Buffalo
      Thursday, July 22, 1841 2 - 6

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The runaway steamboat MILWAUKIE has never yet been hauled over the 'bar' at that place. The late gale however, drove her from her mootings a few yards further up the river, where she will probably remain during the winter.
      Commercial Advertiser & Journal, Buffalo
      Friday, October 1, 1841

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      The Milwaukee Courier complains that, that port is effectually blockaded by the steamer MILWAUKIE, which has been on the 'bar' at the mouth of the river for four months past, and now lies directly in the channel, forming a complete blockage to the passage of boats from the river to the lake -- preventing the landing of freight from or the supply of fuel to the boats. Goods &c., destined for Milwaukee have of late had to be landed at Chicago.
      They must be an enterprising set of fellows at Milwaukee, to thus allow a single boat that happens to be aground in the channel, to remain there for weeks, preventing all access to their wharves.
      Commercial Advertiser & Journal, Buffalo
      Saturday, November 6, 1841 2 - 6

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Milwaukee, November 24. -- The steamboat MILWAUKIE was, by the east wind, on Sunday morning last, driven off the 'bar' at the mouth of the river, and towed up by the steamer TROWBRIDGE into town, and now lays safely secured at the dock of Cole & Arnold. -- Courier.
      Commercial Advertiser & Journal, Buffalo
      Friday, December 10, 1841

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The Stmr. MILWAUKIE, which made a clandestine exit from this place to the upper lakes some 2 years ago without "touching at the intermediate ports" is said to be coming out again next season. She has been lying in Milwaukee River a prey to the elements until within a few weeks, when the difficulty which existed between her owners was adjusted and the boat transferred over to the hands of Mr. O. Newberry of Detroit. Her heavy engine is to be taken out and to be placed in a new boat building at that place, and a lighter engine placed in
its stead.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 3, 1843

NOTE:--Engine put in NILE


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1841
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McN.E.6629
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English
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William R. McNeil
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Milwaukie (Steamboat), 4 Jul 1841