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  • Cleveland Herald (Cleveland, OH), 31 Oct 1820, p. 3, column 1
    Newspaper      

    The statement in our last paper, respecting the shipwrecks, was in several particulars incorrect. The schooner Aurora rode out the gale without injury. The schooner Wolf was beached near Buffalo. The schooner Commodore Perry remains on shore, having received considerable injury, The Erie Gazette ...

    Newspaper    

    The statement in our last paper, respecting the shipwrecks, was in several particulars incorrect. The schooner Aurora rode out the gale without injury. The schooner Wolf was beached near Buffalo. ...

  • Storm and Shipwrecks
    Newspaper  Cleveland Herald (Cleveland, OH), 24 Oct 1820, p. 3, column 1     A series of corrections to these statements in a following issue....
    Newspaper  Cleveland Herald (Cleveland, OH), 24 Oct 1820, p. 3, column 1   A series of corrections to these statements in a following issue....
  • Burning of the G. P. Griffith
    TextNewspapercomment  Lloyd, James T., Lloyd's Steamboat Directory and Disasters on the Western Waters... (1856), 17 Jun 1850, 261-65     Burning of the G. P. Griffith.

    The fine steamer G. P. Griffith took fire on Lake Erie, about twenty miles below Cleveland, and was burnt to the water's edge, on June 17, 1850. The passengers were all in their berths when the alarm of fire was given, about three o'clock ...

    TextNewspapercomment  Lloyd, James T., Lloyd's Steamboat Directory and Disasters on the Western Waters... (1856), 17 Jun 1850, 261-65   Burning of the G. P. Griffith.

    The fine steamer G. P. Griffith took fire on Lake Erie, about twenty miles below Cleveland, and was burnt to the water's edge, on ...

  • Explosion of the Anthony Wayne
    TextNewspaper  Lloyd, James T., Lloyd's Steamboat Directory and Disasters on the Western Waters... (1856), 28 Apr 1850, 211-13     Explosion of the Anthony Wayne.

    The Anthony Wayne was an old steamer belonging to the regular line of Buffalo and Sandusky packets. On Sunday morning, at half-past one o'clock, April 28, 1850, while making one of heir usual trips, this boat exploded, on Lake Erie, opposite the ...

    TextNewspaper  Lloyd, James T., Lloyd's Steamboat Directory and Disasters on the Western Waters... (1856), 28 Apr 1850, 211-13   Explosion of the Anthony Wayne.

    The Anthony Wayne was an old steamer belonging to the regular line of Buffalo and Sandusky packets. On Sunday morning, at half-past one o'clock, April ...

  • Collision of Steamer Chesapeake and Schooner Porter
    TextNewspaper  Lloyd, James T., Lloyd's Steamboat Directory and Disasters on the Western Waters... (1856), 9 Jun 1847, 203-07     Collision of Steamer Chesapeake and Schooner Porter

    The steamers Chesapeake and Constellation from Buffalo, were sailing in company on Lake Erie, June 9, 1847, and being off Conneaut about midnight, they met the schooner Porter, which turned aside to avoid the Constellation, and ...

    TextNewspaper  Lloyd, James T., Lloyd's Steamboat Directory and Disasters on the Western Waters... (1856), 9 Jun 1847, 203-07   Collision of Steamer Chesapeake and Schooner Porter

    The steamers Chesapeake and Constellation from Buffalo, were sailing in company on Lake Erie, June 9, 1847, and being off Conneaut about midnight, ...

  • Collision of the Atlantic and Ogdensburg.
    TextNewspaper  Lloyd, James T., Lloyd's Steamboat Directory and Disasters on the Western Waters... (1856), 20 Aug 1852, 148-50     Collision of the Atlantic and Ogdensburg.

    At an early hour before daylight, on the 20th day of August, 1852, the steamboat Atlantic ran afoul of the propeller Ogdensburg, about six miles above Long Point, on Lake Erie. The morning was very foggy and the darkness was extreme, and ...

    TextNewspaper  Lloyd, James T., Lloyd's Steamboat Directory and Disasters on the Western Waters... (1856), 20 Aug 1852, 148-50   Collision of the Atlantic and Ogdensburg.

    At an early hour before daylight, on the 20th day of August, 1852, the steamboat Atlantic ran afoul of the propeller Ogdensburg, about six ...

  • Burning of the Washington
    TextNewspaper  Lloyd, James T., Lloyd's Steamboat Directory and Disasters on the Western Waters... (1856), 1856, 130-31     Burning of the Washington.

    A new and elegant steamboat called the Washington, was burned on Lake Erie, opposite Silver creek, June 16th, 1838. In the early part of the preceding night, the Washington passed the steamer North America, while the latter lay at the town of Erie. On the ...

    TextNewspaper  Lloyd, James T., Lloyd's Steamboat Directory and Disasters on the Western Waters... (1856), 1856, 130-31   Burning of the Washington.

    A new and elegant steamboat called the Washington, was burned on Lake Erie, opposite Silver creek, June 16th, 1838. In the early part of the preceding ...

  • Burning of the Erie
    TextImageNewspaper  Lloyd, James T., Lloyd's Steamboat Directory and Disasters on the Western Waters... (1856), 1856, 121-26     Burning of the Erie.

    This magnificent steamer, Capt. Titus, commander, was destroyed by fire, on Lake Erie, on the 16th day of August, 1841, by which calamity more than one hundred and seventy-five persons lost their lives. The following account is given of the origin of this ...

    TextImageNewspaper  Lloyd, James T., Lloyd's Steamboat Directory and Disasters on the Western Waters... (1856), 1856, 121-26   Burning of the Erie.

    This magnificent steamer, Capt. Titus, commander, was destroyed by fire, on Lake Erie, on the 16th day of August, 1841, by which calamity more than one ...

  • Steam Boats on Lake Erie
    WebsiteTextNewspaper  Bethel Magazine, January 1836     ...
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  • Early Days On The Lakes, With An Account Of The Cholera Visitation Of 1832
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  • Steamer SEEANDBEE between Buffalo and Cleveland
    Image       "Steamer SEEANDBEE between Buffalo and Cleveland"
    Image     "Steamer SEEANDBEE between Buffalo and Cleveland"
  • Steamboat Collision on Lake Erie
    NewspaperText  Geneva Gazette (Geneva, NY), 25 Jun 1852     Steamboat Collision on Lake Erie

    Buffalo, June 23d, 1852

    The steamer Northern Indiana left here yesterday on a pleasure excursion, with some three hundred people on board, among whom were Christopher Wright, Gov. Marcy and others, She put in to Cleveland this ...

    NewspaperText  Geneva Gazette (Geneva, NY), 25 Jun 1852   Steamboat Collision on Lake Erie

    Buffalo, June 23d, 1852

    The steamer Northern Indiana left here yesterday on a pleasure excursion, with some three hundred people on board, among whom ...

  • Brig Algomah and her Escape
    NewspaperText      

    This beautiful craft, it will be remembered got upon the rocks in Lake Erie and had it not been for her great strength and the U.S. Steamer, who came to her relief, she would have been ship-wrecked. As it was, about 1000 bushels of wheat were thrown over board. The ...

    NewspaperText    

    This beautiful craft, it will be remembered got upon the rocks in Lake Erie and had it not been for her great strength and the U.S. Steamer, who came to ...

  • Safety on the Lakes
    NewspaperText  Oswego Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), 21 Jun 1850    

    Safety on the Lakes.- The number and fearful character of the accidents on Lake Erie this year, is beyond measure dreadful. It is astounding to think about, especially when the public see in the very midst of these disasters, the large lake boats from Buffalo racing with each other, ...

    NewspaperText  Oswego Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), 21 Jun 1850  

    Safety on the Lakes.- The number and fearful character of the accidents on Lake Erie this year, is beyond measure dreadful. It is astounding to think about, especially when the ...

  • Buffalo Commercial, 29 Aug 1917, p. 7
    NewspaperText       The Captain of the steamer R. B. Hall which arrived this evening reports passing a quantity of wreckage, bin, masts and hatches, about thirty miles west of Erie. Thought to be from the barge Magnetic....
    NewspaperText     The Captain of the steamer R. B. Hall which arrived this evening reports passing a quantity of wreckage, bin, masts and hatches, about thirty miles west of Erie. Thought to ...
  • Sinking of the Magnetic
    NewspaperText  Buffalo Commercial, 28 Aug 1917, p. 7     Sinking of the Magnetic

    The barge Magnetic, which foundered in Lake Erie last Saturday, was insured for $30,000 in companies represented by Willcox, Peck & Hughes. Captain K. Pedersen and the members of the crew, who were here yesterday made statements.

    Henry Thorsen, a ...

    NewspaperText  Buffalo Commercial, 28 Aug 1917, p. 7   Sinking of the Magnetic

    The barge Magnetic, which foundered in Lake Erie last Saturday, was insured for $30,000 in companies represented by Willcox, Peck & Hughes. Captain K. Pedersen and ...

  • Barge Loaded With Ore founders Off Long Point
    NewspaperText  Buffalo Evening News (Buffalo, NY), 27 Aug 1917, p. 10     BARGE LOADED WITH ORE FOUNDERS OFF LONG POINT _______ Crew Abandons the Magnetic When Steering Gear Becomes Disabled---Fills Rapidly. _______

    The barge Magnetic, owned by the Juliett-Graverate Steamship company of Fairport, foundered two miles off Long Point, ...

    NewspaperText  Buffalo Evening News (Buffalo, NY), 27 Aug 1917, p. 10   BARGE LOADED WITH ORE FOUNDERS OFF LONG POINT _______ Crew Abandons the Magnetic When Steering Gear Becomes Disabled---Fills Rapidly. _______

    The barge Magnetic, owned by the Juliett-Graverate Steamship company of ...

  • Barge Splits Open; Crew of 8 in Peril
    NewspaperText  Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 26 Aug 1917, p. 11     BARGE SPLITS OPEN; CREW OF 8 IN PERIL _______ Men Narrowly Escape Being Drowned When Magnetic is Buffeted About. _______ Heavy Sea Makes Rescue work Difficult for the Towing Steamer Breitung.

    Buffalo, N.Y., Aug. 25.--Captain Knud Peterson, of the barge ...

    NewspaperText  Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 26 Aug 1917, p. 11   BARGE SPLITS OPEN; CREW OF 8 IN PERIL _______ Men Narrowly Escape Being Drowned When Magnetic is Buffeted About. _______ Heavy Sea Makes Rescue work Difficult for the Towing Steamer ...
  • Wrecks on the Lakes
    NewspaperText  Boston Patriot, 19 Dec 1825, p. 2    

    Wrecks on the Lakes.--The sch. Betsey, for Ogdensburgh with a cargo of 500 bbls. of pork, capsized off Sackets Harbor on the 2d inst. The cook was drowned; rest of crew taken off the wreck by boats.

    The sch. Good Intent of Buffalo, was lost on Lake Erie in a ...

    NewspaperText  Boston Patriot, 19 Dec 1825, p. 2  

    Wrecks on the Lakes.--The sch. Betsey, for Ogdensburgh with a cargo of 500 bbls. of pork, capsized off Sackets Harbor on the 2d inst. The cook was drowned; rest of ...

  • Commerce of Lake Erie
    NewspaperText  New York Spectator (New York, NY), 25 Dec 1827, p. 1    

    From the Buffalo Journal

    Commerce of Lake Erie.--By a statement furnished by the officers of the Custom-House, at this port, and published in the Gazette, it appears that the number of American vessels employed in the commerce of the upper Lakes, ...

    NewspaperText  New York Spectator (New York, NY), 25 Dec 1827, p. 1  

    From the Buffalo Journal

    Commerce of Lake Erie.--By a statement furnished by the officers of the Custom-House, at this port, and published in the Gazette, it appears that the ...

  • 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 ...

  • Marine Accident
    NewspaperText  Cleveland Leader (Cleveland, OH), 2 Oct 1854, p. 3    

    MARINE ACCIDENT.-- The steamer Southern Michigan met with a serious and somewhat singular accident, while coming up the Lake yesterday. When about 20 miles from Monroe, one of the wheels which had been racked a little in a previous storm, burst into bands, and the ...

    NewspaperText  Cleveland Leader (Cleveland, OH), 2 Oct 1854, p. 3  

    MARINE ACCIDENT.-- The steamer Southern Michigan met with a serious and somewhat singular accident, while coming up the Lake yesterday. When about 20 miles from Monroe, one of the wheels ...

  • Daily Commercial Register (Sandusky, OH), 26 Jul 1854
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    The steamer Mississippi on her up trip, yesterday met with a little mishap when off Cleveland, breaking the "follower" of the engine, which compelled her going into Cleveland for repairs. Nothing further resulted from the break than a detention of the very large [ al] of ...

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    The steamer Mississippi on her up trip, yesterday met with a little mishap when off Cleveland, breaking the "follower" of the engine, which compelled her going into Cleveland for repairs. ...

  • Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH), 10 Apr 1854
    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource      

    The May Queen, on her way to Detroit, Saturday night, when a few miles from Point au Pelee, broke one of her shafts, between the arms of the wheel. Fortunately, the Cleveland was near at hand, on her way down, and took her in tow, arriving here about nine o'clock ...

    NewspaperTextGenealogical Resource    

    The May Queen, on her way to Detroit, Saturday night, when a few miles from Point au Pelee, broke one of her shafts, between the arms of the wheel. Fortunately, ...

  • Accident to the steamer May Queen
    NewspaperText  Daily Commercial Register (Sandusky, OH), 30 Sep 1853, p. 2     Quoted in Plain Dealer (Cleveland), 1 Oct. 1853, p. 2...
    NewspaperText  Daily Commercial Register (Sandusky, OH), 30 Sep 1853, p. 2   Quoted in Plain Dealer (Cleveland), 1 Oct. 1853, p. 2...
  • The Empire Quick Step
    Image       Performed by the Cleveland Brass Band and Dedicated to Captain Howe, Commander of the Mammoth Steamboat Empire
    Image     Performed by the Cleveland Brass Band and Dedicated to Captain Howe, Commander of the Mammoth Steamboat Empire
  • Marine News
    NewspaperText  Milwaukee Journal, 26 Sep 1902     The Marine News

    Chicago, Sept. 26 Dense fog prevails today on Lake Huron, extending past Sault Ste Marie and Mackinaw City. While the storm of Wednesday has completely passed over, navigation is being seriously delayed by the fog which succeeded it. Underwriters are fearful of ...

    NewspaperText  Milwaukee Journal, 26 Sep 1902   The Marine News

    Chicago, Sept. 26 Dense fog prevails today on Lake Huron, extending past Sault Ste Marie and Mackinaw City. While the storm of Wednesday has completely passed ...

  • Destruction of Steamer Atlantic
    Newspaper       The scene which is represented by our artist below, was a most heart-rending catastrophe. At the time of the collision a dense fog was prevailing. The passengers were all in bed, and the Atlantic was in charge of the first mate. Immediately following the collision the utmost confusion prevailed ...
    Newspaper     The scene which is represented by our artist below, was a most heart-rending catastrophe. At the time of the collision a dense fog was prevailing. The passengers were all in ...
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