The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
G. W. Clinton (Steamboat), aground, 9 Jun 1843


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The little stm. G.W. CLINTON, which formerly plied between this port and Fort Erie was totally lost in a gale on Friday last (6/9), 10 miles east of Cleveland.
      Daily Courier and Economist
      June 17, 1843

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      A small steamer -- the G.W. CLINTON, was wholly lost in a gale on Friday of last week, near Cleveland. She formerly plied between this city and Fort Erie.
      Buffalo Daily Gazette
      June 17, 1843
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      The little stm. G.W. CLINTON, which formerly plied between this port and Fort Erie was totally lost in a gale on Friday last (6/9), 10 miles east of Cleveland. -- Buffalo Com.
      What a smashing she must have made ! She was about three tons burthen, with an engine of 40 rat power, could'nt pull a hen off her nest under full head of steam. But we doubt her being lost. She could not have sunk so near us without our feeling the shock ! We presume she's afloat yet. -- Cleveland Plaindealer
      Buffalo Daily Gazette
      June 28, 1843
     
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We are informed that the little steamer G.W. CLINTON, is lost, the Cleveland papers to the contrary, notwithstanding. She was of nineteen tons burden, and left this city to run as a ferry boat on the Maumee River. She was lost ten miles east of Cleveland -- her Captain, A.R. Swift, of this city, and the hands being taken off by a boat from the shore. Her cost was about $1,000.
      Buffalo Daily Gazette
      June 29, 1843

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Steamer Wrecked - We are informed that the little steamer G. W. CLINTON, is lost - the Cleveland papers to the contrary, notwithstanding. She was of nineteen tons burthen, and left this city, last fall, to run as a ferry boat on the Maunee River. She was lost ten miles east of Cleveland - her Captain, A. R. Swift, of this city, and the hands, being taken off by a boat from the shore. Her cost was about $1,000. - Buf. Gaz.
      St. Catharines Journal
      July 6, 1843


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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1843
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Local identifier:
McN.W.20098
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.4995 Longitude: -81.69541
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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G. W. Clinton (Steamboat), aground, 9 Jun 1843