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  • Most Daring Feat
    Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 7 Dec 1897     *This was the loss of the schooner MINNEHAHA (US#91220) October 14, 1893, on Lake Michigan. Capt. Packer put the schooner on the beach near Onekama, Mich. in a 90-mph gale in an attempt to save her, but she broke up quickly and he was the only survivor of a crew ...
    Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 7 Dec 1897   *This was the loss of the schooner MINNEHAHA (US#91220) October 14, 1893, ...
  • Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), July 29, 1835
        We notice that two or three new schooners are already on the stocks - it is to be hoped that others will be commenced soon: we have not vessels enough to meet the wants of our commerce; and there is every reason to believe that our commerce will be double, ...
      We notice that two or three new schooners are already on the ...
  • Oswego Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), May 22, 1858
        Charts Of The Harbors. - The following resolution was adopted at the meeting of the Board of Trade, yesterday morning. The importance and value of those beautifully and carefully executed Charts of our Lake harbors, got up under the immediate superintendence of Col. Graham of the ...
      Charts Of The Harbors. - The following resolution was adopted at the ...
  • Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Wed., June 21, 1865
        The Steamer "Prairie State" on Fire in the Harbor. Narrow Escape of the Passengers Children Thrown from the Upper Decks into the Arms of the Rescuers! The Northern Transportation Company's propeller Prairie State, Capt.. ...
      The Steamer "Prairie State" on Fire in the Harbor. Narrow Escape of ...
  • Commercial Press (Pultneyville, NY), November, 1869
        Disaster - The schooner John Weden, of Detroit, collided with a vessel on the night of Oct. 27th, on Lake Ontario, and came ashore at Fairbanks' Point, about two miles below here, on the 28th. She had on board about 14,000 bushels of corn, consigned to Oswego. The insurance companies ...
      Disaster - The schooner John Weden, of Detroit, collided with a vessel ...
  • Democratic Free Press (Detroit, MI), 19 Nov 1834
        quoting the St. Joseph Statesman SHIPWRECK - We learn, with regret, that the schooner PRINCE EUGENE was some days since wrecked in Sable Bay, twenty miles North of Sable point and about 180 miles North of the mouth of St. Joseph. We have not yet been able to obtain the ...
      quoting the St. Joseph Statesman SHIPWRECK - We learn, with regret, that ...
  • Democratic Free Press (Detroit, MI), 7 Dec 1835
        THE LATE GALE ON LAKE ONTARIO. - We learn from the Watertown Eagle and Standard of the 18th ult., that on Wednesday preceding, the Robert Bruce, a small schooner, owned in Henderson, Jefferson county, left Kingston, U.C. for some port up the Bay of Quinte, in ballast; was wrecked, and ...
      THE LATE GALE ON LAKE ONTARIO. - We learn from the Watertown ...
  • Democratic Free Press (Detroit, MI), 20 Apr 1836
        ..., '30 and '31, inclusive, another was added each year, making in all from 1818...
      ..., '30 and '31, inclusive, another was added each year, making in ...
  • Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 30 May 1836
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  • Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 24 Jul 1839
        ... stands upright, and will hold 30 gallons of water - with a chamber for 15...
      ... stands upright, and will hold 30 gallons of water - with ...
  • Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 13 Nov 1839
        ...One of these, the Blessing of the Bay, a bark of 30 tons, was built in 1631...
      ...One of these, the Blessing of the Bay, a bark of 30 ...
  • Chicago Journal (Chicago, IL), 28 Oct 1853
        We understand that the Messrs. Guthrie have contracted for another boat, to be called the Novelty, 109 feet long, 16 feet beam and 6 feet depth of hold, which is already launched, with her deck and guards all completed, ready for her machinery. She is to be driven by one ...
      We understand that the Messrs. Guthrie have contracted for another boat, to ...
  • Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 14 Dec 1853
        MARINE INTELLIGENCE VESSELS IN PORT. - The following is a complete list of the vessels in port yesterday. Two or three of them have not taken down their sails, and their captains are talking of trying a short trip for a load of lumber, the others are all laid up ...
      MARINE INTELLIGENCE VESSELS IN PORT. - The following is a complete list ...
  • Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 21 Dec 1853
        The Milwaukee Sentinel says that the propeller WESTMORELAND has hauled alongside the wharf in the river where she will lay up for the winter. The damage to her machinery is supposed to be $1000 to $1500. ...
      The Milwaukee Sentinel says that the propeller WESTMORELAND has hauled alongside the ...
  • Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 21 Dec 1853
        VESSELS IN PORT. --- Since we published the list which subsequently reappeared in the JOURNAL, causing that paper so many "pains," the following vessels have arrived and are preparing to lay up: Steamer FRANKLIN MOORE, sloop WUNX, and schooners UNION, BELLE CITY, EQUATOR, RACINE, L. ...
      VESSELS IN PORT. --- Since we published the list which subsequently reappeared ...
  • Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 21 Apr 1854, page 1
  • Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 17 May 1854, page 3
  • Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 8 Jul 1854, page 3
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  • Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 10 Dec 1854
        VESSELS IN PORT. - Navigation is pretty much closed up for this season. The weather has been more severe both for wind and cold than it has been for several seasons at this timeof the year. Vessels are mostly stripped, and all are being prepared to sleep out the winter. ...
      VESSELS IN PORT. - Navigation is pretty much closed up for this ...
  • Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 25 Jul 1855
        DISASTER ON LAKE ONTARIO. - A collision occurred off Genesee, on Lake Ontario, about half past 2 o'clock, A.M. the 20th inst. between the steamer America and the schooner Emblem, of Hamilton. The latter was cut nearly two-thirds through. Five of her crew took ...
      DISASTER ON LAKE ONTARIO. - A collision occurred off Genesee, on Lake ...
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