The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
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Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), March 16, 1847 
TextNewspapers    Growth of Oswego We have taken a look about our village, the few past pleasant days, in order to mark, more particularly, the progress making in building, and to observe the large increase of new and substantial vessels fitting t out for the opening of Spring navigation. We had supposed, ...
Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), April 13, 1847 
TextNewspapers    Growth of Oswego It is estimated that there are one thousand mechanics employed in the erection of buildings and the construction of vessels in this place at the present time. And still the supply is not equal to the demand. From this fact, people abroad can form some idea of the growth of ...
Milwaukee Sentinel (Milwaukee, WI), April 23, 1847 
TextNewspapers    ... Early Great Lakes Steam Vessels The following piece appeared in the as reprinted from an April 1847 issue of the Buffalo Commercial Advertiser . The information is apparently part of a larger list which also included sailing vessels. The list, along with the information that follows, ......
Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Tuesday, May 11, 1847 
TextNewspapers    New Vessels. Three new vessels were launched from the ship-yard of Mr. Weeks on Thursday last. They were the Pathfinder, the Mackinaw, and the Comely. The former is one of the largest and finest vessels ever built at this port. She measures 140 feet in length, and will carry 450 tons. She is...
Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Tuesday, May 11, 1847 
TextNewspapers    Vessel Lost. The schooner Cuba, belonging to Messrs. Fitzhugh & Co. of this place, was struck in the stern by the Propeller Genesee Chief, on the 6th inst. , in the neighborhood of the Welland Canal, and immediately sunk. She was bound for this port, and laden with about 6,000 bushels of ...
Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Tues., May 11, 1847 
TextNewspapers    New Vessels. Three new vessels were launched from the ship yard of Mr. Weeks on Thursday last. - They were the Pathfinder, the Mackinaw, and the Comely. The former is one of the largest and finest vessels ever built at this port. She measures 140 feet in length, and will carry about 450 ...
Oswego Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), July 5, 1847 
TextNewspapers    While the Canadian steamer was engaged in carrying out pleasure parties some disturbances took place, as we understand, between a few sailors and some of the hands on board of the steamer as she was about leaving the dock, for a trip on the lake, resulting in a fight in which a number were ...
Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), July 6, 1847 
TextNewspapers    Launch - A new schooner named the Abby, built by Capt. Ambrose Morgan, for Messrs. Matthew Morgan, of about 200 tons burden, was launched Tuesday last, from the yard above the bridge on the east side of the river. ...
Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), July 6, 1847 
TextNewspapers    A new schooner, called the Canton, built by Capt. Gillespie, was launched at Port Ontario on the 22d ult. ...
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 14 Jul 1847 
TextNewspapers    *Douglass Houghton, first Michigan state geologist, who is generally credited with germinating the copper and iron industries in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. **Probably refers to the Astor schooner FUR TRADER. *** Out of Cleveland in 1850.
Travelling Correspondence. 
TextNewspapers  "Travelling Correspondence.," Syracuse Daily Star (Syracuse, NY), July 2, 1847  ... Travelling Correspondence. Liverpool - River and Harbor Convention - Mud Lock - W.C. Bouck - Awful Accident - Baldwinsville - Corn - Fishing, &c.; &c.; BALDWINSVILLE, JUNE 30,1847 After partaking of a most excellent supper, served up in the admirable style for which the ......
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), Sat., 12 Jun, 1847, page 2 
TextNewspapers  Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), Sat., 12 Jun, 1847, page 2page 2  The schooner " Rough and Ready ," of Cleveland , came in collision with the steamer Constellation on Thursday and sunk. At first it was supposed to be the schr. of the same name of Detroit , but it proves not to be the case. ...
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), Mon., 14 Jun, 1847 
TextNewspapers    The schooner " Rough and Ready ," which had a collision with the steamer Constellation , had on board 4,000 bu wheat and 500 bbls flour, insured. The vessel belonged to the captain and a Mr. Thompson , of Chicago , and is a wreck. ...
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), Tues., 15 Jun, 1847 
TextNewspapers    The Hendrick Hudson , up this morning, reports the masts of the Rough and Ready visible, and numerous barrels, boxes, &c.;, afloat in the vicinity of the wreck. ...
Erie Gazette (Erie, PA), 17 June 1847 
TextNewspapers    On Wednesday night the 9th inst. the stm. CONSTELLATION ran into the schr. ROUGH AND READY , about 6 miles below Conneaut . Threatening to sink, the hands immediately took refuge on board the CONSTELLATION. She floated down the lake past Barcelona , where a steamer took her in tow, and we...
Buffalo Courier (Buffalo, NY), 18 June 1847 
TextNewspapers    ... U. S. Steamer " MICHIGAN ." Erie , Penn., June 16, 1847 . Gentlemen :- We left port on the 11th inst., after hearing of the disaster which had befallen the schooner " ROUGH and READY ," laden with grain and flour, consigned to R.H. Heywood , Esq., of Buffalo , and after cruising about ......
St. Catharines Journal (St. Catharines, ON), April 8, 1847, page 3 
TextNewspapers  St. Catharines Journal (St. Catharines, ON), April 8, 1847, page 3page 3  Launches - On Monday next, the 12th inst., two fine vessels, fully rigged and sails all bent, will be launched by Mr. Shickluna , down at the ship-yard here. One is a three-masted schooner, of 400 tons burthen, 133 feet keel and 138 overall, 26 feet beam and 11 feet hold; the other, a ...
St. Catharines Journal (St. Catharines, ON), April 15, 1847, page 3 
TextNewspapers  St. Catharines Journal (St. Catharines, ON), April 15, 1847, page 3page 3  The launches of which we gave notice last week, with a description of the two vessels, came off at the appointed time. The day being fine, there was a large concourse to witness the spectacle and they were gratified by the graceful launches of two as handsome vessels as ever cut the waters of...
History of Steam navigation on Lake Ontario 
TextNewspapers  "History of Steam navigation on Lake Ontario," Onondaga Standard (Syracuse, NY), Sep. 29, 1847  ....F. Child " 1847 Cataract 620 J. VanCleve " 1847 New Steamer building 800 tons. ...
Buffalo Courier (Buffalo, NY), Saturday, July 17, 1847 
TextNewspapers    SAIL CRAFT ON LAKE SUPERIOR (From the Detroit Free Press) We notice in some of our exchange papers, various accounts of the number of vessels on Lake Superior, which are very imperfect. Many seem to be under the impression that until a few years past, there were no vessels of any considerable...

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