The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
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Bruce at wreck of Kingston 
Image    Photograph of the burned out hull of the KINGSTON with the BRUCE alongside.
Steamer Passport 
Image    Photograph of the Richelieu and Ontario Navigation Company steamboat PASSPORT to illustrate Ivan S. Brookes, Hamilton Harbor, 1826-1901 .
Image  c 1872  ...Photograph of the Lake & River Steamship Company propeller LAKE MICHIGAN, launched in 1872 and finally abandoned around 1925....
Steamer Passport 
Image    Photograph of the Richelieu and Ontario Navigation Company steamboat PASSPORT. The high resolution detail versions include the name painted on the hull at the bow, the crowd in and around the pilot house, and a collection of wooden chairs piled into the port forward lifeboat. "2472 In Lachine...
Steamer CHICORA: Noted Blockade Runner 
Image  c 1872  Stereoview of the ex-Civil War blockade runner CHICORA which came to the Great Lakes in 1868. A number of other small craft, the largest of which has two masts can be seen off her stern. This appears to be from her period on the pper Lakes which extended from 1868 until her return to Lake Ontario...
Chicago River 
ImageMysteries  c1870-75  Stereoview of a busy scene on the Chicago River. One of the swing bridges is open to allow the tug to tow the propeller driven steamboat up the river. Schooners line both sides of the river, some with their sails up drying. More masts can be seen in the background, along with the outlines of the...
Propeller leaving Buffalo Harbor 
ImageMysteries  c1870-1875  Stereoview of a propeller passing out of Buffalo harbour. "457 -- Propeller leaving Buffalo Harbor" "Instantaneous Marine Views Lake, River & Harbor." "Photographed by C. L. Pond, Buffalo, N.Y."
Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Friday, April 26, 1872 
TextNewspapers    The Steam Tug Alanson Sumner. - Yesterday afternoon at ten minutes to four o'clock, the new tug Alanson Sumner, owned by Messrs. Page & Dobbie, slid from her "ways" to the water, a distance of four feet, striking to her side with such force that she displaced nearly all the water in the ...
Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Tuesday, April 30, 1872 
TextNewspapers    An Arctic Voyage on Lake Ontario Yesterday at about two o'clock P.M., the steamers Lawrence, Capt. Reed, and Milwaukee, Capt. Lamphere, of the Northern Transportation line, entered this port and were soon moored at the Company's wharf. As it was known that a fleet of propellers had left ...
Buffalo Courier (Buffalo, NY), September 12, 1872, page 3 
TextNewspapers  Buffalo Courier (Buffalo, NY), September 12, 1872, page 3page 3  Column 2
Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Oct. 24, 1872 
TextNewspapers    How Oswego Vessels Wear. - The Detroit Free Press has the following: Old and partially worn out crafts which from year to year are transported from the lower lakes seem to never die. Trivial repairs, with a little care and attention, ensures them another lease on life. The schooner Hamilton,...
Oswego Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), Sat., Oct. 26, 1872 
TextNewspapers    The Explosion. _______ The Tug P. P. Pratt Blown up while tying at the Dock Last Evening _______ Particulars _______ Last evening about three minutes after six, the tug boat P.P. Pratt exploded her boiler while lying at her dock at the foot of West Cayuga street. The shock was such as...
Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Thurs., Oct. 31, 1872 
TextNewspapers    The Last Of The Pratt. - The remaining portion of the tug Peter P. Pratt has been raised out of the water, the engine taken out in pretty fair order, the shaft and wheel both secured and landed on the dock, and now the work of reducing the hull to firewood progress so rapidly that tomorrow not...
Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Wed., Nov. 13, 1872 
TextNewspapers    The Loss of the Schooner William John. - The schooner Centurion Captain Tyo, which arrived in port last night brought the crew of the schooner William John, who were picked up yesterday afternoon about four o'clock about two miles north from this port. We learn from the crew of the William...
Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Mon., Nov. 25, 1872 
TextNewspapers    Off For The South. - The steam barge Ellsworth left yesterday afternoon with a load of barley for New York, and after discharging her cargo there, will proceed to Norfolk, Virginia, where she will be engaged during the winter carrying grain from the ports of North Carolina. She is well adapted...
Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Nov. 27, 1872 
TextNewspapers    Superstition Amongst Sailors. - Since the cruise of the old ship Ark, under Captain Noah, sailors have been superstitious, and even on that eventful voyage were restless until the dove was sent out to find Ararat, such was their superstition that a vessel without rats was doomed. There are a...
Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Thurs., Dec. 5, 1872 
TextNewspapers    The Schooner William Elgin. - The Belleville, Jefferson county, correspondent of the Watertown Dispatch writes as follows: "The schooner William Elgin, which went ashore near Armstrong's on Wednesday evening, is still fast in the sand. The deck load of lumber has nearly all been washed...
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 31 Aug 1872 
TextNewspapers    *Actually Nov 5, 1869. ROMAN was formerly the early propeller OSWEGO and was lost about Oct 10, 1858, while ALBION foundered just two days before that. Only one sailor survived of the 26 men composing the three schooners' crews.
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 25 Sep 1872 
TextNewspapers    DEATH OF CAPT. JAMES HACKETT. - At precisely 6 o'clock last evening Capt. James Hackett departed this life at his residence in Amhersburg. He was the oldest of our lake navigators, and there are but few left who survive him. Capt. Hackett was in his 86th year, having been born at Peterhead,...
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 10 Aug 1872 
TextNewspapers    ... For Lake Superior. - 1872. THE UNION STEAMBOAT CO. and the ATLANTIC, DULUTH AND PACIFIC LAKE CO. One of the splendid steamers of this Line will leave Detroit daily at 10 p. m. (except Sundays and Mondays) for SAULT STE. MARIE, MARQUETTE, PORTAGE LAKE, DULUTH, and intermediate ports on LAKE...

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