The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Macomb (Steamboat), stolen, 1 Jul 1838

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ANOTHER PIRATE EXPEDITION.---The steamboat GENERAL MACOMB was stolen from a wharf at Detroit within a day or two, by the pirates who have for a long time infested that place, and are supposed to have proceeded up the lake, with the intention of landing somewhere in the vicinity of Goderich. Should they again fall into the hands of our Milita, we hope they will give them a dose of justic that will last them to all eternity.--------Western Herald.
This is doubtless the boat which carried the vagabonds which have lately landed in the neighborhood of Port Sarnia, and have penetrated to within 30 miles of London. They amount, it is believed, to some five or six hundred. The whole of the 32d Regiment is in London and the vicinity, in addition to which the loyal Milita were pouring in with all expedition, by the last accounts. By this time the 34th. Regiment will have joined them if their march be not stopped by news of the capture or dispersion of the pirates. Should anything transpire before we go to press, we will not fail to announce it.------Toronto Partiot, July 3
      Daily Buffalonian
      July 10, 1838

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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 42.33143 Longitude: -83.04575
William R. McNeil
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Macomb (Steamboat), stolen, 1 Jul 1838