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  • JOYS Shipwreck (Steam Screw): National Register of Historic Places
    Text       National Register of Historic Places nomination for the steam screw freighter JOYS. Includes in depth history, archaeological site description, photograph, and chart.
    Text     National Register of Historic Places nomination for the steam screw freighter JOYS. Includes in depth history, archaeological site description, photograph, and chart.
  • APPOMATTOX Shipwreck (bulk carrier): National Register of Historic Places
    Text       National Register of Historic Places nomination for the bulk carrier APPOMATTOX. Includes in depth history, archaeological site description, site plan, photographs, and map.
    Text     National Register of Historic Places nomination for the bulk carrier APPOMATTOX. Includes in depth history, archaeological site description, site plan, photographs, and map.
  • LOUISIANA Shipwreck (Steamer): National Register of Historic Places
    Text       National Register of Historic Places nomination for the steamer FRANK O'CONNOR. Includes in depth history, archaeological site description, site plan, photographs, and chart.
    Text     National Register of Historic Places nomination for the steamer FRANK O'CONNOR. Includes in depth history, archaeological site description, site plan, photographs, and chart.
  • FRANK O'CONNOR shipwreck (Bulk Carrier): National Register of Historic Places
    Text       National Register of Historic Places nomination for the bulk carrier FRANK O'CONNOR. Includes in depth history, archaeological site description, site plan, and chart.
    Text     National Register of Historic Places nomination for the bulk carrier FRANK O'CONNOR. Includes in depth history, archaeological site description, site plan, and chart.
  • OCEAN WAVE shipwreck (Scow Schooner): National Register of Historic Places
    Text       National Register of Historic Places nomination for the scow schooner OCEAN WAVE. Includes in depth history, archaeological site description, site plan, and photograph.
    Text     National Register of Historic Places nomination for the scow schooner OCEAN WAVE. Includes in depth history, archaeological site description, site plan, and photograph.
  • Jacksonport Wharf (Archaeological District): National Register of Historic Places
    Text       National Register of Historic Places nomination for the Jacksonport Wharf Archaeological District. Includes in depth history, maps charts and photographs.
    Text     National Register of Historic Places nomination for the Jacksonport Wharf Archaeological District. Includes in depth history, maps charts and photographs.
  • Iris (Shipwreck): National Register of Historic Places
    Text       National Register of Historic Places nomination for the schooner IRIS. Includes in depth history and photographs.
    Text     National Register of Historic Places nomination for the schooner IRIS. Includes in depth history and photographs.
  • Another Steamer!
    NewspaperText  Democratic Free Press (Detroit, MI), 21 Jun 1832, p. 3    

    Another Steamer!-- We have to congratulate our citizens of the St. Joseph on the completion of the Newburyport steam-boat, intended for the navigation of the St. Joseph river. She will soon depart for her destination in the west.

    ...
    NewspaperText  Democratic Free Press (Detroit, MI), 21 Jun 1832, p. 3  

    Another Steamer!-- We have to congratulate our citizens of the St. Joseph on the completion of the Newburyport steam-boat, intended for the navigation of the St. Joseph river. She will ...

  • Tug Sale
    NewspaperText  Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 4 Sep 1866, p. 8, column 4    

    TUG SALE.--The new iron tug Dexter, built by David Bell, of this city, was sold, three-fourths to Field, of Ashtabula, and one eighth to Chas. D. Scoville, for $11,000. She is said to be the only iron tug built west of Lake Ontario. She is going to Saginaw to engage ...

    NewspaperText  Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 4 Sep 1866, p. 8, column 4  

    TUG SALE.--The new iron tug Dexter, built by David Bell, of this city, was sold, three-fourths to Field, of Ashtabula, and one eighth to Chas. D. Scoville, for $11,000. She ...

  • Tug Sale
    NewspaperText  Buffalo Commercial Advertiser (Buffalo, NY), 7 Mar 1864, p. 3     The seller and the location of the buyers were corrected in the next issue of the paper....
    NewspaperText  Buffalo Commercial Advertiser (Buffalo, NY), 7 Mar 1864, p. 3   The seller and the location of the buyers were corrected in the next issue of the paper....
  • The Tug "Glen Iris"
    NewspaperText  Buffalo Commercial Advertiser (Buffalo, NY), 8 Mar 1864, p. 3, column 3     The Tug "Glen Iris"--In our account of the sale of tug in yesterday's paper, we were partially in error. The tug was built by David Bell for Captain E. P. Dorr, J. W. Johnson and John Roffo who, as owners, sold the "Glen Iris" to Davis and Tisdall, of Whitehall, ...
    NewspaperText  Buffalo Commercial Advertiser (Buffalo, NY), 8 Mar 1864, p. 3, column 3   The Tug "Glen Iris"--In our account of the sale of tug in yesterday's paper, we were partially in error. The tug was built by David Bell for Captain E. P. ...
  • Buffalo Daily Gazette (Buffalo, NY), 8 Apr 1844, p. 2, column 4
    NewspaperText       Launched as the Revenue Cutter Jefferson...
    NewspaperText     Launched as the Revenue Cutter Jefferson...
  • Algoway under tow to scrap
    Image       Algoway begins trip to scrap yard - departed Goderich June 6th, 2018 to start the tow out for scrapping. Seen here, downbound in the Detroit River on the afternoon of June 7th with tugs Evans McKeil at bow and Cheyenne at stern for steering assist.
    Image     Algoway begins trip to scrap yard - departed Goderich June 6th, 2018 to start the tow out for scrapping. Seen here, downbound in the Detroit River on the afternoon of ...
  • CHRISTINA NILSSON (Shipwreck): National Register of Historic Places
    Text       National Register of Historic Places nomination for the schooner CHRISTINA NILSSON. Includes in depth history, archaeological site description, site plan, photographs, and chart.
    Text     National Register of Historic Places nomination for the schooner CHRISTINA NILSSON. Includes in depth history, archaeological site description, site plan, photographs, and chart.
  • LAKELAND Shipwreck( Steam Screw): National Register of Historic Places
    Text       National Register of Historic Places nomination for the steam screw freighter LAKELAND. Includes in depth history, archaeological site description, site plan, photographs, and chart.
    Text     National Register of Historic Places nomination for the steam screw freighter LAKELAND. Includes in depth history, archaeological site description, site plan, photographs, and chart.
  • The Steamers Keystone State and Baltic
    NewspaperText  Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 8 Nov 1861     THE STEAMERS KEYSTONE STATE AND BALTIC.--The steamer Keystone State, which, for several years was engaged as a passenger boat between Buffalo and Chicago, but for some time past out of commission, has been put in running order again, arriving at this port yesterday morning, and will, we understand, ...
    NewspaperText  Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 8 Nov 1861   THE STEAMERS KEYSTONE STATE AND BALTIC.--The steamer Keystone State, which, for several years was engaged as a passenger boat between Buffalo and Chicago, but for some time past out of ...
  • The Propeller Buffalo
    NewspaperText  Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 6 Nov 1861, p. 4     THE PROPELLER BUFFALO.--The propeller Buffalo, of which we have had occasion to notice during the past week as being aground at the head of Fighting Island in the river below, has been finally liberated.The services of steam tugs proving of little or no avail the marine boxes of the Messrs. ...
    NewspaperText  Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 6 Nov 1861, p. 4   THE PROPELLER BUFFALO.--The propeller Buffalo, of which we have had occasion to notice during the past week as being aground at the head of Fighting Island in the river below, ...
  • Marine Intelligence
    NewspaperText  Buffalo Commercial Advertiser (Buffalo, NY), 23 Nov 1861, p. 3    

    Detroit, Nov. 22, 1861

    GENTS:--In my yesterday's report it was stated that the Keystone State had passed here. This was given me by the propeller City of Madison, who stated they met her in the night, but since give it as their opinion they were mistaken. I have no ...

    NewspaperText  Buffalo Commercial Advertiser (Buffalo, NY), 23 Nov 1861, p. 3  

    Detroit, Nov. 22, 1861

    GENTS:--In my yesterday's report it was stated that the Keystone State had passed here. This was given me by the propeller City of Madison, who ...

  • AUSTRALASIA Shipwreck (Wooden Bulk Carrier): National Register of Historic Places
    Text       National Register of Historic Places nomination for the wooden bulk carrier AUSTRALASIA. Includes in depth history, archaeological site description, photograph, and chart.
    Text     National Register of Historic Places nomination for the wooden bulk carrier AUSTRALASIA. Includes in depth history, archaeological site description, photograph, and chart.
  • ROUSE SIMMONS Shipwreck (Schooner): National Register of Historic Places
    Text       National Register of Historic Places nomination for the schooner ROUSE SIMMONS. Includes in depth history, archaeological site description, site plan, and chart.
    Text     National Register of Historic Places nomination for the schooner ROUSE SIMMONS. Includes in depth history, archaeological site description, site plan, and chart.
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