The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Commerce (Steamboat), collision, 1 Aug 1842

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Another Collision Upon The Lakes - The little steamer CHICAGO came into port with her cutwater and larboard railing carried away in a collision with the steamer COMMERCE, a smal boat which plies between Cleveland and some other ports beyond. The COMMERCE lost her larboard wheel house and one of her flanges, and was towed into Huron to be repaired.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      September 2, 1842

A Collision - steamers CHICAGO and COMMERCE collide -schooner EMILY collides with and sinks schooner a few miles east of Cleveland Light.
      Kingston Chronicle & Gazette
      September 14, 1842

Steam paddle COMMERCE. OF 78 tons gross. Built 1837 at Sandusky, Ohio. First home port, Portland, Ohio. DISPOSITION. -- Abandoned 1848
      Merchant Steam Vessels of the United States
      the Lytle - Holdcamper List, 1790 tp 1868

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.454166 Longitude: -81.121388
William R. McNeil
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Commerce (Steamboat), collision, 1 Aug 1842