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Chicago (Steamboat), adrift, 1 Nov 1842


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It is feared the steamboat CHICAGO is lost. She lay at anchor two days and nights off Erie. At the close of the 2nd. day, she raised signals of distress, but the weather permitted no relief. The next morning she had disappeared, and nothing has been heard of her since.
      Cleveland Plain Dealer
      Wed. Nov. 23, 1842 p.2 col.4


CHICAGO paddle wheel steamer, of 186 tons, built 1835 at St. Joseph, Michigan. Home port, Detroit .... Abandoned 1846
      Merchant Steam Vessels of the U.S.A.
      Lytle-Holdcamper List 1790 to 1868

NOTE:-- engine from the steamer Chicago was used in the new [1849] steamer Charter.


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Newspaper
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Reason: adrift
Remarks: Recovered
Date of Original:
1842
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Local identifier:
McN.W.8959
Language of Item:
English
  • Pennsylvania, United States
    Latitude: 42.12922 Longitude: -80.08506
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Chicago (Steamboat), adrift, 1 Nov 1842