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  • Foul Air in a Steamboat's Hold
    TextNewspaper  B., S., The Monthly Nautical Magazine and Quarterly Review (New York, NY: Griffiths & Bates, 1855), November 1854, pp.90-92     For the Nautical Magazine. FOUL AIR IN A STEAMBOAT'S HOLD.

    Gentlemen : -- I take the liberty of sending you some account of a very remarkable experience which I have just had in the physiologcal eflects of foul air, ‚-- such as may be, and in the ease I ...

    TextNewspaper  B., S., The Monthly Nautical Magazine and Quarterly Review (New York, NY: Griffiths & Bates, 1855), November 1854, pp.90-92   For the Nautical Magazine. FOUL AIR IN A STEAMBOAT'S HOLD.

    Gentlemen : -- I take the liberty of sending you some account of a very remarkable experience which I ...

  • 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 ...

  • Oswego and Belleville Line
    TextNewspaper  Oswego Times & Journal (Oswego, NY), 29 May 1855    

    Oswego and Belleville Line. - Among the new channels of communication opened with Canada this spring, of no little importance to our city trade, is the running of a steamer between this and Belleville near the head of the Bay of Quinte, whose shores form one of the richest and ...

    TextNewspaper  Oswego Times & Journal (Oswego, NY), 29 May 1855  

    Oswego and Belleville Line. - Among the new channels of communication opened with Canada this spring, of no little importance to our city trade, is the running of a steamer ...

  • 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 ...

  • Richard Stevens (Shipwreck), collision, 17 Jan 1850
    TextNewspaper       Reason: collision
    Lives: nil
    Remarks: Repaired
    ...
    TextNewspaper     Reason: collision
    Lives: nil
    Remarks: Repaired
    ...
  • Canadasaga (Shipwreck), sunk by collision, 17 Jan 1850
    TextNewspaper       Reason: sunk by collision
    Lives: nil
    Remarks: ?
    ...
    TextNewspaper     Reason: sunk by collision
    Lives: nil
    Remarks: ?
    ...
  • Ogdensburg Journal (Ogdensburg, NY), 25 Sep 1858
    TextNewspaper      

    From Oswego

    Oswego, Sept. 18.

    The schooner Albion bound for this port and owned by Doolittle, Irwin & Wright, is supposed to have been lost with all on board on the great gale of the 7th. She left Cleveland for the Welland Canal on that day, and is said ...

    TextNewspaper    

    From Oswego

    Oswego, Sept. 18.

    The schooner Albion bound for this port and owned by Doolittle, Irwin & Wright, is supposed to have been lost with all on board ...

  • Marine Disasters, and Loss of Life and Property on the Lakes, for 1854
    TextNewspaper  The Monthly Nautical Magazine and Quarterly Review (New York, NY: Griffiths & Bates, 1855), May 1855, pp. 163-64     ...
    TextNewspaper  The Monthly Nautical Magazine and Quarterly Review (New York, NY: Griffiths & Bates, 1855), May 1855, pp. 163-64   ...
  • 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 ...
  • Lexington (Shipwreck), sunk, 24 Sep 1853
    TextNewspaper       Reason: sunk
    Hull damage: $30,000
    Remarks: Total loss ?
    ...
    TextNewspaper     Reason: sunk
    Hull damage: $30,000
    Remarks: Total loss ?
    ...
  • 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 ...

  • Oswego Times & Journal (Oswego, NY), 21 May 1855
    TextNewspaper      

    The Canadian Steamer "Huron" cleared from here on Saturday evening with a cargo of nearly 4,000 barrels of flour for Montreal and Quebec. In going down the harbor in the dark she came in collision with the schooner rigged scow "New World" with a load of lumber, when the steamer ...

    TextNewspaper    

    The Canadian Steamer "Huron" cleared from here on Saturday evening with a cargo of nearly 4,000 barrels of flour for Montreal and Quebec. In going down the harbor in the ...

  • 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 ...
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