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Lady (Steamboat), fire, 1 Nov 1840

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The little stm. LADY sunk on Sunday night last, while lying at the wharf at Detroit. Nothing but glass on board, which was saved. (2-2)
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      November 3, 1840

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"THE LADY" ---This trim little steamboat, it will be recollected, was at Dunkirk at the time the Erie was discovered on fire, and was successful in picking up some of the sufferers. Being at the mouth of the the Genesee River on Friday afternoon, and seing a speck in the distance on the blue waters of Lake Ontario, we tarried until it approached us. It proved to be "The LADY" of Detroit, on her way to Sackett's harbor, to be used as a ferry boat. She had been purchased for that purpose --- was on her route to her new theatre of operations --- put into Dunkirk just before the accident occurred to the ERIE, and after rendering the aid before mentioned, had passed through the Welland Canal and reached our harbor. -- Rochester Democrat.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser

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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 42.33143 Longitude: -83.04575
William R. McNeil
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Lady (Steamboat), fire, 1 Nov 1840