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Sandusky (Steamboat), burnt, 22 Feb 1843

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$250 REWARD - The Undersigned, having become satisfied that the burning of the steamboat SANDUSKY on the night of the 22nd inst. was the work of an incendiary, the sum of $250 will be paid to any person who shall detect and arrest the villian or villians, that they be brought to justice. Hollister & Co., 177 Main Street.
      Buffalo Commercial Adverister
      March 4, 1843
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Steamer SANDUSKY, built at Sandusky 1834, of 387 Tons, low pressure engine. Burned at Buffalo Feb. 22, 1843, and afterwards rebuilt and converted into a Barque.
      "Trade And Commerce"
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      March 26, 1847

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SANDUSKY Paddle-wheel Steamer, of 377 Tons. Built 1835 at Sandusky, Ohio. Home port, Portland, Ohio. Changed rig to Bark in 1843.
      Merchant Steam Vessels of the U. S.
      1790 - 1868 Lytle-Holdcamper List

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      THE STEAMER SANDUSKY. - Which it will be remembered, was set on fire in our harbor during the past winter, we are sorry to learn cannot be repaired, and consequently proves almost a total loss to her owners, with the exception of her engines. These having been removed, the hull has been sold for about $200. She was principally owned by our enterprising townsmen, the Brothers Hollister.
      Buffalo Daily Gazette
      April 26, 1843

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      THE OLD STEAMER SANDUSKY. - We mentioned a few weeks since that so much of this vessel as has escaped destruction by fire, had been sold for about $200. We hear that it was purchased by Mr. Orsamus Waver, who finding most of the hull to be perfectly sound, has placed it in the hands of Mr. Wm. Carrick, to be fitted up as a square rigged barque. When finished she will be the longest sail craft on the lake - 146 feet - and of about 480 tons burden. We are informed that she will be ready for sea in about a month, and that she will be commanded by Capt. Charles Marsh.
      Buffalo Daily Gazette
      June 21, 1843

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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 42.88645 Longitude: -78.87837
William R. McNeil
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Sandusky (Steamboat), burnt, 22 Feb 1843