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Michigan (Steamboat), aground, 1 Sep 1835


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Steam-boat MICHIGAN.--The Miami of the lake, published at Perrysburg, states that a report had reached that place, that the Steam-boat MICHIGAN had been lost in a gale, and driven ashore near the mouth of the Detroit River.
      Cleveland Daily Herald
      Friday, September 25, 1835 p.2 col.1

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      The weather, for some days past, has been very unfavorable for navigation upon the Lake, Various rumors, of losses having been sustained by Steam Boats and other vessels, have reached us within the last few days. Many of these are doubtless much exaggerated, The report of the MICHIGAN having got aground is confirmed; but that in reference to the COMMODORE PERRY wants confirmation, It is reported, yesterday, that this vessel, after leaving Detroit on Saturday morning, and within five miles of that place, burst one of her boilers, by which several of her passengers were badly scalded. This report has since been contradicted.
      P.S. Since writing the above, the DANIEL WEBSTER came into port, having in tow the COMMODORE PERRY; thus establishing the correctness of the report in reference to the explosion. At the time of the accident there were some fifty or sixty passengers
on board; and, we are gratified to learn, that, with the exception of four individuals who were lost, the whole were most miraculously preserved. Of the sufferers, was an individual of the name of Maxfield, who was at the time sick, and in the cook's room; and two cooks. The fourth, an individual whose name we have not learned, jumped overboard and was drowned.
      The boat and furniture are somewhat injured. They can be repaired however, it is supposed, in six or eight days.
      Cleveland Daily Herald
      Tuesday, September 29, 1835; 2:1

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      The steamboat MICHIGAN, which was stranded near the mouth of Detroit River, during one of the late gales, has resumed her trips---having arrived in our harbor last evening, and left again this morning for Detroit. -Buffalo. Com. Ad
      Buffalo Daily Star
      Wednesday, September 30, 1835

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The Steamboat MICHIGAN, which was driven ashore in a recent gale, we are pleased to learn, has resumed her trips between Buffalo and Detroit
      Cleveland Daily Herald
      Saturday, October 3, 1835

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Reason: aground
Remarks: Got off
Date of Original:
1835
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Local identifier:
McN.W.13010
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.081944 Longitude: -83.125555
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Michigan (Steamboat), aground, 1 Sep 1835