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  • Erie (Steamboat), sunk by ice, 1 Dec 1842
    TextNewspaper       Reason: sunk by ice
    Lives: nil
    Freight: nil
    Remarks: Raised
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    TextNewspaper     Reason: sunk by ice
    Lives: nil
    Freight: nil
    Remarks: Raised
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  • Erie (Steamboat), aground, 3 Jun 1841
    TextNewspaper       Reason: aground
    Lives: nil
    Remarks: Got off
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    TextNewspaper     Reason: aground
    Lives: nil
    Remarks: Got off
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  • Erie (Steamboat), collision, 10 Sep 1839
    TextNewspaper       Reason: collision
    Lives: nil
    Hull damage: $400
    Remarks: Damaged
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    TextNewspaper     Reason: collision
    Lives: nil
    Hull damage: $400
    Remarks: Damaged
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  • Erie (Steamboat), collision, 1 Aug 1840
    TextNewspaper       Reason: collision
    Lives: nil
    Remarks: Uninjured
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    TextNewspaper     Reason: collision
    Lives: nil
    Remarks: Uninjured
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  • Erie (Steamboat), steam pipe burst, 4 Aug 1840
    TextNewspaper       Reason: steam pipe burst
    Lives: 2
    Remarks: Repaired
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    TextNewspaper     Reason: steam pipe burst
    Lives: 2
    Remarks: Repaired
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  • Erie (Steamboat), fire, 9 Aug 1841
    TextNewspapercomment       Reason: fire
    Lives: 242
    Remarks: Total loss
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    TextNewspapercomment     Reason: fire
    Lives: 242
    Remarks: Total loss
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  • Erie (Steamboat), collision, 1 May 1839
    TextNewspaper       Reason: collision
    Lives: nil
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    TextNewspaper     Reason: collision
    Lives: nil
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  • Erie (Steamboat), aground, 1 Sep 1838
    TextNewspaper       Reason: aground
    Lives: nil
    Remarks: Got off
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    TextNewspaper     Reason: aground
    Lives: nil
    Remarks: Got off
    ...
  • Erie (Steamboat), broke machinery, 1 May 1838
    TextNewspaper       Reason: broke machinery
    Remarks: Repaired
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    TextNewspaper     Reason: broke machinery
    Remarks: Repaired
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  • Erie (Steamboat), 1839
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  • Erie (Steamboat), 5 Jul 1838
    TextNewspaper       chartered by U.S. Army...
    TextNewspaper     chartered by U.S. Army...
  • Erie (Steamboat), 5 Aug 1837
    TextNewspaper       building, Erie...
    TextNewspaper     building, Erie...
  • Erie (Steamboat), 20 Apr 1839
    TextNewspaper       advertisement...
    TextNewspaper     advertisement...
  • Erie (Steamboat), 1 Jun 1838
    TextNewspaper       description &C....
    TextNewspaper     description &C....
  • Erie (Steamboat), 24 Oct 1837
    TextNewspaper       launch , Erie...
    TextNewspaper     launch , Erie...
  • Erie (Steamboat), 30 Sep 1836
    TextNewspaper       new steamboat...
    TextNewspaper     new steamboat...
  • The "Chicora" [The Favourites of the Collingwood and Lake Superior Royal Mail Line]
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  • Steamer "Western World"
    Image  Orr, J. W., Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper (New York, NY), 7 Jun 1856     Steamer "Western World," Capt. J. H. Barker, of the Michigan Central Railroad Line, between Buffalo and Detroit
    Image  Orr, J. W., Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper (New York, NY), 7 Jun 1856   Steamer "Western World," Capt. J. H. Barker, of the Michigan Central Railroad Line, between Buffalo and Detroit
  • 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 ...

  • “A Revolution in Travelling”: The Steamboat Letters of the Torrance family, 1831-1848
    Text  Fisher, Rob, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Oct 2011, 359-376     The Torrance family's correspondence in the collection of papers by Robert M. Powell and his family at Library and Archives Canada must be recognized for his discussion of the steamboats of the St. Lawrence River and the Great Lakes in the 1830s and 1840s. This recently discovered cache of letters ...
    Text  Fisher, Rob, The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Oct 2011, 359-376   The Torrance family's correspondence in the collection of papers by Robert M. Powell and his family at Library and Archives Canada must be recognized for his discussion of the steamboats ...
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