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  • Steamer Descending the Coteau du Lac Rapids
    Image  Van Cleve, James, The Ontario and St. Lawrence Steamboat Company's hand-book for travelers to Niagara Falls, Montreal and Quebec, and through Lake Champlain to Saratoga Springs (Buffalo, NY: Jewett, Thomas & Co., 1852), 1852, p. 114     Steamer Descending the Coteau du Lac Rapids JVC del Vanduzee
    Image  Van Cleve, James, The Ontario and St. Lawrence Steamboat Company's hand-book for travelers to Niagara Falls, Montreal and Quebec, and through Lake Champlain to Saratoga Springs (Buffalo, NY: Jewett, Thomas & Co., 1852), 1852, p. 114   Steamer Descending the Coteau du Lac Rapids JVC del Vanduzee
  • Explosion of the America
    TextNewspaper  Lloyd, James T., Lloyd's Steamboat Directory and Disasters on the Western Waters... (1856), 31 Jul 1850, 246-47     Explosion of the America

    This afflictive event took place on Lake Erie, July 31, 1850. The head of one of the starboard boilers blew off, turning the boiler deck upside down, raising the upper deck about four feet, and making all the central part of the boat a complete wreck. ...

    TextNewspaper  Lloyd, James T., Lloyd's Steamboat Directory and Disasters on the Western Waters... (1856), 31 Jul 1850, 246-47   Explosion of the America

    This afflictive event took place on Lake Erie, July 31, 1850. The head of one of the starboard boilers blew off, turning the boiler deck upside ...

  • Sad disaster
    NewspaperText  Oswego Daily Times, 22 Apr 1851     Sad Disaster! ____ SERIOUS LOSS OF LIFE!!

    The new and splendid Canadian steamer Comet, Capt. A. O'Conner, came in yesterday morning from Hamilton, and after discharging 1,200 barrels of flour at the Custom House dock, she took a clearance for Kingston, and at about 3 ...

    NewspaperText  Oswego Daily Times, 22 Apr 1851   Sad Disaster! ____ SERIOUS LOSS OF LIFE!!

    The new and splendid Canadian steamer Comet, Capt. A. O'Conner, came in yesterday morning from Hamilton, and after discharging 1,200 barrels of flour ...

  • Propeller Lost
    NewspaperText  Weekly Racine Advocate, 27 Nov 1854, p. 1    

    PROPELLER LOST.--The Detroit Free Press, of Thursday, says:--The North Star arrived from the Saut [sic] yesterday morning, and brought news of the loss of the propeller Peninsula, of Col. McKnight's Lake Superior Line. The Peninsula was discharging her cargo at Eagle ...

    NewspaperText  Weekly Racine Advocate, 27 Nov 1854, p. 1  

    PROPELLER LOST.--The Detroit Free Press, of Thursday, says:--The North Star arrived from the Saut [sic] yesterday morning, and brought news of the loss of the propeller Peninsula, of Col. McKnight's ...

  • Oswego Times & Journal (Oswego, NY), 16 Sep 1856
    TextNewspaper       Several attempts have been made to get off the schooner "Signal," which went ashore some time since below the east pier, but she still lies hard on, with her larboard side exposed to the sun. She will, no doubt, be a total wreck....
    TextNewspaper     Several attempts have been made to get off the schooner "Signal," which went ashore some time since below the east pier, but she still lies hard on, with her larboard ...
  • The Storm
    TextNewspaper  Oswego Times & Journal (Oswego, NY), 31 Oct 1856     The Storm - Perilous Situation of the Schooner J.P. Hale and Crew. - It commenced snowing last night and has continued through the day with but little cessation. The snow has fallen about six inches in depth. The wind has been stiff in the northwest, and is increasing in violence ...
    TextNewspaper  Oswego Times & Journal (Oswego, NY), 31 Oct 1856   The Storm - Perilous Situation of the Schooner J.P. Hale and Crew. - It commenced snowing last night and has continued through the day with but little cessation. The snow ...
  • The schooner "Sultan"
    TextNewspaper  Oswego Times & Journal (Oswego, NY), 4 Nov 1856     The schooner "Sultan," which was driven ashore below the east pier in the gale of Friday night, has been pumped out by one of the excellent Worthing Pumps, belonging to the North Western Insurance Co., so that she was got off and brought into this port this afternoon, with a ...
    TextNewspaper  Oswego Times & Journal (Oswego, NY), 4 Nov 1856   The schooner "Sultan," which was driven ashore below the east pier in the gale of Friday night, has been pumped out by one of the excellent Worthing Pumps, belonging to ...
  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Burning of the E. K. Collins
    TextNewspapercomment  Lloyd, James T., Lloyd's Steamboat Directory and Disasters on the Western Waters... (1856), 9 Oct 1854, 249-50     Burning of the E. K. Collins

    Between ten and eleven o'clock, on the night of October 9, 1854, the steamboat E. K. Collins was burned to the water's edge on Lake Erie, nearly opposite the lighthouse below Mauldin. At the time the fire broke out, she was on her way ...

    TextNewspapercomment  Lloyd, James T., Lloyd's Steamboat Directory and Disasters on the Western Waters... (1856), 9 Oct 1854, 249-50   Burning of the E. K. Collins

    Between ten and eleven o'clock, on the night of October 9, 1854, the steamboat E. K. Collins was burned to the water's edge on ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...
  • Shipwreck and Loss of Life at Long Point Cut
    NewspaperText  Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH), 10 Dec 1855, p. 3    

    SHIPWRECK AND LOSS OF LIFE AT LONG POINT CUT.--By letter received from Geo. J. Ready, Esq., Collector at Port Brown [Port Rowan], we learn further in regard to the schooner Hellowell, that she was loaded with lumber and went ashore on the east side of the entrance to the cut ...

    NewspaperText  Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH), 10 Dec 1855, p. 3  

    SHIPWRECK AND LOSS OF LIFE AT LONG POINT CUT.--By letter received from Geo. J. Ready, Esq., Collector at Port Brown [Port Rowan], we learn further in regard to the schooner ...

  • Schr. W.S. Malcolm, Waterlogged
    TextNewspaper  Oswego Times & Journal (Oswego, NY), 22 Aug 1856     Schr. W.S. Malcolm, Waterlogged - Strange Conduct of the Captain and Four of the Crew. - Capt. Smith, of the schooner "Kyle Spangler," which arrived last night from Cleveland, report to us that he found the schooner "W.S. Malcolm," Capt. Berek, with a cargo of lumber for this port, waterlogged ...
    TextNewspaper  Oswego Times & Journal (Oswego, NY), 22 Aug 1856   Schr. W.S. Malcolm, Waterlogged - Strange Conduct of the Captain and Four of the Crew. - Capt. Smith, of the schooner "Kyle Spangler," which arrived last night from Cleveland, report ...
  • Oswego Times & Journal (Oswego, NY), 23 Aug 1856
    TextNewspaper       The schooner "W.S Malcolm," Capt. Berek, which we noticed yesterday as being waterlogged in the lake, was towed into port last evening by the tug "Robert Reed." When the tug found the "Malcolm," she was a short distance this side of Big Sodus, about ten rods from shore, drawing twelve ...
    TextNewspaper     The schooner "W.S Malcolm," Capt. Berek, which we noticed yesterday as being waterlogged in the lake, was towed into port last evening by the tug "Robert Reed." When the tug ...
  • Steam Boat Navigation
    Text       Grain Elevator. Ogdensburgh, R. R. Miss L. J. Woolworth A. L. Hoffman & Co. Albany
    Text     Grain Elevator. Ogdensburgh, R. R. Miss L. J. Woolworth A. L. Hoffman & Co. Albany
  • Gale on Lake Ontario
    NewspaperTextNewspaper  Auburn Weekly Journal, 12 Nov 1856     Gale on Lake Ontario

    Oswego, Nov. 5

    Severe gale on the lake last night. The schooners G.M. Chapman with cargo of wheat, and West Wind with cargo of salt, went ashore between the piers. Latter total ...

    NewspaperTextNewspaper  Auburn Weekly Journal, 12 Nov 1856   Gale on Lake Ontario

    Oswego, Nov. 5

    Severe gale on the lake last night. The schooners G.M. Chapman with cargo of wheat, and West Wind with cargo of salt, ...

  • Gale on Lake Ontario
    NewspaperTextNewspaper  Oswego Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), 21 Nov 1856     Gale on Lake Ontario _______ Loss of Vessels.

    The wind commenced blowing strongly from the north-west about three o'clock yesterday (Friday) morning, and soon increased to a fearful gale, which continued with little abatement during the day.--

    The waters of the ...

    NewspaperTextNewspaper  Oswego Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), 21 Nov 1856   Gale on Lake Ontario _______ Loss of Vessels.

    The wind commenced blowing strongly from the north-west about three o'clock yesterday (Friday) morning, and soon increased to a fearful gale, which ...

  • Marine Disaster
    NewspaperText  Oswego Daily Times, 23 Jun 1852    

    Marine Disaster. - Capt. Cochran, of the schooner Pearl, who arrived here yesterday, reports that he boarded a vessel capsized, floating on her beam ends, at about 7 o'clock yesterday morning, some eight miles from shore, off Pultneyville, which he found to be the schooner Anawan, with no one to ...

    NewspaperText  Oswego Daily Times, 23 Jun 1852  

    Marine Disaster. - Capt. Cochran, of the schooner Pearl, who arrived here yesterday, reports that he boarded a vessel capsized, floating on her beam ends, at about 7 o'clock yesterday ...

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