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  • Buffalo on Lake Erie
    Image       No. VII BUFFALO ON LAKE ERIE. The Town of Buffalo stands at the extreme eastern end of Lake Erie. Its harbour forms the termination of the Great Erie Canal, which passes through the State of New York. In this Sketch the extreme end of the Canal is seen where it ...
    Image     No. VII BUFFALO ON LAKE ERIE. The Town of Buffalo stands at the extreme eastern end of Lake Erie. Its harbour forms the termination of the Great Erie Canal, which ...
  • Buffalo Emporium (Buffalo, NY), 21 May 1825, p. 3
    NewspaperText       The Steam brig on her last trip took 370 passengers for Detroit. She has averaged more than 300 every trip.-- The Steam-boat, which is calculated to run from Black Rock to Detroit, will be launched shortly. The boat, intended to ply from this place to Canada is launched, and if ...
    NewspaperText     The Steam brig on her last trip took 370 passengers for Detroit. She has averaged more than 300 every trip.-- The Steam-boat, which is calculated to run from Black Rock ...
  • New Steam-Boats
    NewspaperText  Buffalo Emporium (Buffalo, NY), 11 Sep 1824, p. 3     The American steamboat in question would become the PIONEER, which was enlarged and run on Lake Erie rather than the Niagara River...
    NewspaperText  Buffalo Emporium (Buffalo, NY), 11 Sep 1824, p. 3   The American steamboat in question would become the PIONEER, which was enlarged and run on Lake Erie rather than the Niagara River...
  • Montreal Gazette (Montreal, QC), 31 May 1827, p. 2
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    A case was lately tried at Cleaveland, Ohio testing the liability of common carriers. A verdict of $455.12, was rendered in favor of William Holmes, against Capt. Sherman, late commander of the Steam-boat Superior, being the amount of cash and other articles contained in a trunk which was loss ...

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    A case was lately tried at Cleaveland, Ohio testing the liability of common carriers. A verdict of $455.12, was rendered in favor of William Holmes, against Capt. Sherman, late commander ...

  • Wealth and power westward
    NewspaperText  Niles Weekly Register, 7 Oct 1826, p. 87    

    WEALTH AND POWER WESTWARD. We meet with the following in the papers without knowing whence it was derived, but presume the information which it gives is nearly correct.

    Commerce of Lake Erie-- American side. Steam brig Superior built at Buffalo 346 tons; steam boat Henry ...

    NewspaperText  Niles Weekly Register, 7 Oct 1826, p. 87  

    WEALTH AND POWER WESTWARD. We meet with the following in the papers without knowing whence it was derived, but presume the information which it gives is nearly correct.

    Commerce ...

  • Buffalo Light House
    NewspaperText  Buffalo Journal, 19 Jun 1827    

    Buffalo Light House.--the contract for building the new light house, at this place, has been given to Messrs. Johnson & Wilkeson, who are to complete the work by the 15th day of Nov. next. It is to be located immediately at the end of the present pier, at the entrance ...

    NewspaperText  Buffalo Journal, 19 Jun 1827  

    Buffalo Light House.--the contract for building the new light house, at this place, has been given to Messrs. Johnson & Wilkeson, who are to complete the work by the 15th ...

  • Superior (Steamboat), aground, 7 Jun 1827
    TextNewspaper       Reason: aground
    Lives: nil
    Remarks: Got off
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    TextNewspaper     Reason: aground
    Lives: nil
    Remarks: Got off
    ...
  • Cleveland Herald (Cleveland, OH), 10 Oct 1822, p. 2, column 4
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    Buffalo, September 24

    Steam-Boat Superior, Capt. Rogers, returned to this port on Thursday last, having again been disabled on the Lake. Captain R. sailed from here on the 14th inst. for Detroit, and two days after was met by a gale, against which he was making every ...

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    Buffalo, September 24

    Steam-Boat Superior, Capt. Rogers, returned to this port on Thursday last, having again been disabled on the Lake. Captain R. sailed from here on the 14th ...

  • Cleveland Herald (Cleveland, OH), 8 Aug 1822, p. 3, column 3
    Newspaper       We understand that the Steam-Boat will leave Buffalo Harbor, for Detroit, every Tuesday morning, wind and weather permitting, until the 27th instant; the remainder of the season she will sail from Buffalo once in every nine days, for the same destination. She continues to carry the Mail, as usual, ...
    Newspaper     We understand that the Steam-Boat will leave Buffalo Harbor, for Detroit, every Tuesday morning, wind and weather permitting, until the 27th instant; the remainder of the season she will sail ...
  • Cleveland Herald (Cleveland, OH), 25 Jul 1822, p. 3, column 2
    Newspaper       Many persons are in the habit of sending letters by the Steam-Boat, under an impression that such a method of conveyance is a saving of postage. This is wrong. The Boat carries the Mail and other letters forwarded by the master, or otherwise, are subject to the same postage as ...
    Newspaper     Many persons are in the habit of sending letters by the Steam-Boat, under an impression that such a method of conveyance is a saving of postage. This is wrong. The ...
  • Cleveland Herald (Cleveland, OH), 4 Jul 1822, p. 3, column 2
    Newspaper       The Steam-Boat Superior touched at this place on Sunday evening last, on her passage from Buffalo to the Sault de St. Marie. Besides other passengers, she had on board a detachment of 250 United States Infantry, under the command of Col. Brady, recently from Sacket's Harbor, and destined for the ...
    Newspaper     The Steam-Boat Superior touched at this place on Sunday evening last, on her passage from Buffalo to the Sault de St. Marie. Besides other passengers, she had on board a ...
  • NEW LAKE ERIE STEAM-BOAT SUPERIOR
    Newspaper  Cleveland Herald (Cleveland, OH), 28 May 1822, p. 3, column 4     The STEAM-BOAT SUPERIOR.

    Jedediah Rogers, Master, Will sail from Buffalo for Michillimackinac, on Tuesday the 11th day of June next, at 9 o'clock, A.M. and will tough at Erie, Grand River, Cleaveland, Sandusky, and Detroit, as usual, on her way up and back. She will consequently ...

    Newspaper  Cleveland Herald (Cleveland, OH), 28 May 1822, p. 3, column 4   The STEAM-BOAT SUPERIOR.

    Jedediah Rogers, Master, Will sail from Buffalo for Michillimackinac, on Tuesday the 11th day of June next, at 9 o'clock, A.M. and will tough at Erie, Grand ...

  • Launch
    Newspaper  Cleveland Herald (Cleveland, OH), 30 Apr 1822, p. 3, column 4     LAUNCH

    On Saturday last, the new Steam-Boat "Superior." was launched at Buffalo Creek, amidst the cheers and acclamations of a numerous concourse of spectators, assembled from this and the adjacent towns; and a salute of 13 guns was fired from her, after she had safely descended to ...

    Newspaper  Cleveland Herald (Cleveland, OH), 30 Apr 1822, p. 3, column 4   LAUNCH

    On Saturday last, the new Steam-Boat "Superior." was launched at Buffalo Creek, amidst the cheers and acclamations of a numerous concourse of spectators, assembled from this and the adjacent ...

  • Cleveland Herald (Cleveland, OH), 29 Jan 1822, p. 3, column 3
    Newspaper       The Lake Erie Steam Boat Company have commenced building a new Boat, on the margin of Buffalo Creek. Noah Brown. Esq. the builder of the old boat, has contracted to have this completed by the 10th of May next. It is calculated at 290 tons, 44 tons less than the ...
    Newspaper     The Lake Erie Steam Boat Company have commenced building a new Boat, on the margin of Buffalo Creek. Noah Brown. Esq. the builder of the old boat, has contracted to ...
  • Superior (Steamboat), 1822
    TextNewspaper       history of building...
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  • Gale
    NewspaperText  St. Lawrence Gazette (Ogdensburg, NY), 17 Oct 1826, p. 3, column 2    

    Gale.--A severe gale was experienced about the 1st inst. on lake Erie. The steam boats, Superior and Niagara, after lying to for two or three days under Point Abino, were obliged to return to Buffalo. The Pier constructing at Portland was entirely carried away.

    ...
    NewspaperText  St. Lawrence Gazette (Ogdensburg, NY), 17 Oct 1826, p. 3, column 2  

    Gale.--A severe gale was experienced about the 1st inst. on lake Erie. The steam boats, Superior and Niagara, after lying to for two or three days under Point Abino, were ...

  • Black Rock Gazette (Buffalo, NY), 12 April 1825, page 3
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  • Superior (Steamboat), aground, 1 Oct 1825
    TextNewspaper       Reason: aground
    Lives: nil
    Remarks: Got off
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    TextNewspaper     Reason: aground
    Lives: nil
    Remarks: Got off
    ...
  • Superior (Steamboat), gale damage, 16 Sep 1822
    TextNewspaper       Reason: gale damage
    Lives: nil
    Remarks: Repaired
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    TextNewspaper     Reason: gale damage
    Lives: nil
    Remarks: Repaired
    ...
  • Niagara (Steamboat), broke machinery, 30 Aug 1826
    TextNewspaper       Reason: broke machinery
    Lives: nil
    Remarks: Repaired
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    TextNewspaper     Reason: broke machinery
    Lives: nil
    Remarks: Repaired
    ...
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