The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Nancy Dousman (Schooner), 1 May 1839

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"Now a wreck" -- Such is the language the Chicago American applies to the PENNSYLVANIA, (the first boat at Chicago last year) which left this port, on Monday for Buffalo. Stuart must keep an eye open, for ere long the "wreck" will "blow off" in Chicago harbor loud as the loudest. She has been put in superior condition from keelson to escape pipe, and Capt. Lundy intends many a prosperous voyage yet, "steam and weather permitting."
      Cleveland Daily Herald & Gazette
      Wednesday, May 8, 1839

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      We will inform our friends of the Cleveland Herald & Gazette, that the steamboat PENNSYLVANIA did contradict our report of her being a "wreck." Pretty conclusively this morning in proper person. She has new engines and boilers, and appear in a new dress. She brought probably as large a freight as any boat this season. She left Buffalo on the 10th -- got on a bar at Erie, which detained her about twenty-four hours -- and was detained fruitlessly at Mackinaw about 18 hours, in attempting to rescue the NANCY DAWSON.
      Cleveland Daily Herald & Gazette
      Saturday, May 25, 1839
NOTE. -- Thought to be the schooner NANCY DOUSMAN, if so she was recovered

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    Latitude: 45.7839 Longitude: -84.72783
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Nancy Dousman (Schooner), 1 May 1839