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Ontario Repository (Canandaigua, NY), Tues., July 6, 1813 
TextNewspapers    On the 19th ult. several British vessels appeared off Oswego, and fired on that town, but without doing any injury. Capt. Woolsey, of the Navy, and Maj. Carr of the Infantry, with about 400 men, returned the fire, when the enemy retired. Col. Macomb has since taken the command at Oswego. ...
Sackett's Harbor, April 26, 1814 
TextNewspapers  "Sackett's Harbor, April 26, 1814," Niles Weekly Register, May 7, 1814  "Sackett's Harbor, April 26, 1814. - As this is the spot to which the eyes of the whole nation are at present fixed, you will, I presume, expect to hear what is going on; in doing which I feel much pleasure, as I am able to say what most please every true American. Our naval force consists of...
Ontario Repository (Canandaigua, NY), Tues., July 30, 1816 
TextNewspapers    A boat large enough to accommodate 20 passengers, has lately arrived at Montreal from Schenectady; having ascended the Mohawk, to the little canal at Rome, which connects it with Wood Creek; thence into Oneida Lake, Oswego River and Lake Ontario, &c. When we consider that a cut of 15 or 16 ...
Farmer's Journal & Welland Canal Intelligencer (St. Catharines, ON), 10 Jan 1827, page 3 
TextNewspapers  Farmer's Journal & Welland Canal Intelligencer (St. Catharines, ON), 10 Jan 1827, page 3page 3  First Boat A meeting of the native inhabitants of St.Catharines and its vicinity, and all others who feel an interest in the proposed undertaking, is requested at Mr. Dyer's Merchant Exchange, in this village, on Saturday evening next [January 13], to take into consideration the expediency of,...
Niles Gazette and Advertiser (Niles, MI), 10 October 1835 
TextNewspapers    DISTRESSING ACCIDENT --We learn from a friend at St. Joseph, that on Monday last the jolly boat of the schooner Commodore, in attempting to land, with eight men on board was capsized and five of them were drowned. among the lost was the mate of the Commodore. The boat sent to rescue the ...
Chicago Democrat (Chicago, IL), 12 October 1836 
TextNewspapers    Further particulars of the late gale. The Michigan City Gazette says: "The Schooner Sea Serpent parted her cable, and ran ashore where she now lies high and almost dry on the sand. She grounded about half-past nine o'clock, P.M. and, owing to the severity of the sea breaking over her, sprung...
St. Catharines Journal (St. Catharines, ON), January 30, 1840 
TextNewspapers    Statement of property passed through the Welland Canal, in the season of 1839, compared with that passed in the season of 1838, shewing the increase and decrease. Articles 1839 1838 Increase/Decrease Boards ft 2,575,527 1,228,780 1,346,847 Sq. Timber, c ...
Niles Republican (Niles, MI), 26 November 1842 
TextNewspapers    MORE FROM THE LAKES. - The schr. Florida went ashore at South Black River. No lives lost. The Harrison and the Ottowa made the harbor at Chicago, which they reached in a damaged and sinking condition. The brig Rosa, we learn, reached Chicago in safety. The schr. Wisconsin, arrived at St....
St. Catharines Journal (St. Catharines, ON), March 10, 1842 
TextNewspapers    Launch - A fine large schooner, built since the 1st Jan. last, will be launched from the ship-yard of Mr. Shickaluna, Welland canal, St. Catharines, on the 17th inst. (St. Patrick's day) at 1 o'clock P.M. ...
Oswego County Whig (Oswego, NY), Sat., July 2, 1842 
TextNewspapers    The New Steam Boat "Lady of the Lake." - This beautiful craft left our wharf last Wednesday morning, with a happy party of ladies and gentlemen, (the Utica band playing at the time "The Bonnie Boat.") for a pleasure excursion to Kingston, Ogdensburgh, & c. and returned on Thursday ...
Detroit Daily Advertiser (Detroit, MI), August 17, 1843 
TextNewspapers    Another Propeller. -- Capt. Lundy left port in the CHAUTAUQUA to-day for Grand River, for the purpose of towing down the Canadian armed steamer TORONTO, (formerly GENERAL PORTER) which has been purchased by Capt. C. Gager, with a view to converting her into a steam propeller. The P. was ...
Chicago Democrat (Chicago, IL), 3 April 1844 
TextNewspapers    The schooner Fur Trader which arrived here on the 28th ult. states that she fell in with the wreck of the Wave five miles from Kalamazoo. The Fur Trader also discovered the wreck of another vessel, at a distance, supposed to be the Victory. ...
St. Catharines Journal (St. Catharines, ON), January 21, 1847 
TextNewspapers    Singular Phenomenon - The following extraordinary account was communicated to the editor of the Cobourg Star by Mr. Thomson Miller of the Grafton steam mills in a letter dated Jan. 9, 1847. The editor has every confidence in his correspondent, whose report was afterwards contributed by A.G. ...
Syracuse Daily Star (Syracuse, NY), Wed., May 5, 1847 
TextNewspapers    Detention of Canal Boats - The cost of an Oversight. At three o'clock yesterday, upwards of 250 canal boas, bound east and west, were detained on the Canal a little east of this village, in consequence of an injury to the Lodi Lock. The gate of the Lock gave way on Sunday night, and though no...
Syracuse Daily Star (Syracuse, NY), Sept. 13, 1847 
TextNewspapers    Steamers on Lake Ontario From an article in the Oswego Times, it appears that the first steamboat on Lake Ontario was built at Sacket's harbor in 1816, and commenced running in the Spring of 1817. She was called the Ontario, and was the first steamer built on the Western Lakes, and run from ...
Niles Republican (Niles, MI), 6 May 1848, page 2 
TextNewspapers  Niles Republican (Niles, MI), 6 May 1848, page 2page 2  The Algoma The Grand River papers are bragging greatly at the arrival on their river of the steamer Algoma, an old boat that has been running on the St. Joseph river since the year one, and was sold at last by its owners to some Grand River customer. The Eagle of the 29th ult., says - "Her ...
Rochester Daily Democrat (Rochester, NY), Thursday, April 20, 1848 
TextNewspapers    Loss of the Steamer Niagara The splendid Steamer Niagara, Capt. R.F. Childs, was wrecked near the mouth of the Genesee River, on Tuesday evening, in one of the hardest gales for a long time experienced on Lake Ontario. She lost her rudder about three o'clock P.M. of Tuesday, when six miles...
Syracuse Daily Star (Syracuse, NY), Thursday Aug. 24,1848 
TextNewspapers    Western New York--Buffalo--- Interesting Reminiscences. Thaddeus Joy, of Albany, who was long years ago a resident and extensive business man of Western New York on a recent visit to Buffalo made a brief address tot he business men of that city if reference to the early history of Buffalo. Mr....
Democratic Free Press (Detroit, MI), June 9, 1850, page 1 
TextNewspapers  Democratic Free Press (Detroit, MI), June 9, 1850, page 1page 1  To be more prosaic, the 1052 t. sidewheeler OCEAN (later US#53063) was built by E. B. Ward at Newport (now Marine City, Michigan) in 1850. Perhaps she was not as successful as the poem hopes, as she was rebuilt to a barge after only 12 years of service, and grounded in a storm near Pte Aux...
Schenectady Reflector (Schenectady, NY), July 16, 1850 
TextNewspapers    Ship Timber From Wisconsin. - Large quantities of ship timber, consisting of oak-knees, plank, &c., now lie in our ship-yards, and are being worked up into elegant ships, after after performed a journey of eight to ten hundred miles, from the forests of Michigan and Wisconsin. Within a few ...
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A. W. Luckey (Schooner) (1) Acadian (Propeller) (1) Adriatic (Barge) (2) Advance (Barge) (2) Agnes L. Potter (Barge) (1) Alice (Propeller) (1) Alice B. Norris (Schooner) (1) Alice M. Gill (Propeller) (1) America (Propeller) (3) Ann Arbor No. 2 (Ferry) (1) Ann Arbor No. 3 (Propeller) (1) Ann Arbor No. 4 (Propeller) (1) Ann Arbor No. 5 (Ferry) (2) Ann Arbor No. 6 (Ferry) (1) Annie O. Hanson (Schooner) (1) Arctic (Tug) (2) Arendal (Schooner) (1) Arrow (Propeller) (1) Arthur (Schooner) (1) Atlanta (Propeller) (1) Bethlehem (Propeller) (1) Bon Ami (Propeller) (1) Brazil (Propeller) (4) Bruce (Propeller) (1) Butcher Boy (Schooner) (1) C. Williams (Propeller) (2) Charles H. Hurd (Schooner) (1) Charles Hubbard (Propeller) (1) Charles Reitz (Propeller) (3) Charles S. Price (Propeller) (1) Chicago (steamboat) (1) Churchill (Schooner) (1) City of Grand Haven (Schooner) (1) City of Marquette (Propeller) (1) Cleveland (Propeller) (1) Columbia (Propeller) (1) Cuba (Propeller) (1) Defiance (Schooner) (2) Duncan City (Propeller) (1) E. M. B. A. (tug) (1) Edward Buckley (Propeller) (58) Edward Buckley (Steamboat) (1) Explosions (1) F. & P. M. No. 1 (Propeller) (1) Favorite (Tug) (2) Fedora (Propeller) (1) Felicitous (Schooner) (1) Fires (1) George A. Marsh (Schooner) (1) George L. Wren (Schooner) (1) George Markham (Propeller) (1) George W. Naghtin (Schooner) (1) Georgia (Propeller) (1) Globe (Propeller) (1) Halsted (Schooner) (4) Helen C. (Propeller) (1) Helen Taylor (Propeller) (1) Hennepin (Propeller) (1) Houghton (Propeller) (1) Hyacinth (Propeller) (1) I. N. Foster (Propeller) (2) I. W. Nicholas (Propeller) (1) I. Watson Stephen (steamboat) (2) Ida (Schooner) (1) Ida Corning (Barge) (2) Ida Corning (Schooner) (2) Ida E. (Propeller) (1) Illinois (Propeller) (1) Industry (Tug) (1) Isabella Sands (Schooner) (1) Iver Lawson (Schooner) (1) Ivy M. Leathern (Tug) (1) J. C. Ames (Propeller) (1) J. C. Morse (Propeller) (1) J. I. Case (Schooner) (2) J. S. Crouse (Propeller) (3) James Laughlin (Propeller) (1) James Mowatt (Schooner) (1) Jetties (1) John Mark (Schooner) (1) John P. Reiss (Propeller) (1) Joseph G. Masten (schooner) (1) Kate Howard (Schooner) (1) Kellogg (Scow) (1) Kewaunee (dredge) (1) Lightships (3) Lorena (Tug) (2) Lotus (Propeller) (2) Maggie Marshall (Propeller) (2) Mathew Wilson (Propeller) (2) N. J. Nessen (Propeller) (3) Pere Marquette 4 (Propeller) (2) Petrel (Schooner) (2) S. Neff (Propeller) (2) Salvage (2) Shipwrecks (6) Sidney O. Neff (Propeller) (2) Smith (Propeller) (3) Three Brothers (Propeller) (2) Yantic (Gunboat) (2)
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Early Lake Michigan area newspapers