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  • Democratic Free Press (Detroit, MI), 27 May 1832
    TextNewspaper      

    STEAM BOAT ADVERTISMENTS (cut of a generic sidewheeler)

    The low pressure STEAM BOAT HENRY CLAY, Capt. Norton, will leave Buffalo every Monday, at half past 9 o'clock A.M. and Detroit every Thursday at 4 o'clock P.M. throughout the season, touching at the ...

    TextNewspaper    

    STEAM BOAT ADVERTISMENTS (cut of a generic sidewheeler)

    The low pressure STEAM BOAT HENRY CLAY, Capt. Norton, will leave Buffalo every Monday, at half past 9 o'clock A.M. and ...

  • Democratic Free Press (Detroit, MI), 19 Nov 1834
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    quoting the St. Joseph Statesman

    SHIPWRECK - We learn, with regret, that the schooner PRINCE EUGENE was some days since wrecked in Sable Bay, twenty miles North of Sable point and about 180 miles North of the mouth of St. Joseph. We have not yet been able to obtain the ...

    TextNewspaper    

    quoting the St. Joseph Statesman

    SHIPWRECK - We learn, with regret, that the schooner PRINCE EUGENE was some days since wrecked in Sable Bay, twenty miles North of Sable point ...

  • Democratic Free Press (Detroit, MI), 7 Dec 1835
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    THE LATE GALE ON LAKE ONTARIO. - We learn from the Watertown Eagle and Standard of the 18th ult., that on Wednesday preceding, the Robert Bruce, a small schooner, owned in Henderson, Jefferson county, left Kingston, U.C. for some port up the Bay of Quinte, in ballast; was wrecked, and ...

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    THE LATE GALE ON LAKE ONTARIO. - We learn from the Watertown Eagle and Standard of the 18th ult., that on Wednesday preceding, the Robert Bruce, a small schooner, owned ...

  • Democratic Free Press (Detroit, MI), May 13, 1835
    TextNewspaper       THE LAKE SERPENT

    Who has not heard of the enormous serpent or snake of Lake Superior? -- If we mistake not, this frightful monster has been occasionally mentioned by different writers and travellers as inhabiting those mighty waters; nor can we imagine what should now have ...

    TextNewspaper     THE LAKE SERPENT

    Who has not heard of the enormous serpent or snake of Lake Superior? -- If we mistake not, this frightful monster has been occasionally mentioned by ...

  • Democratic Free Press (Detroit, MI), Sep. 21, 1836
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    New Steam Packet - We also strolled along the harbor, where the new mammoth boat, Buffalo, building at Carrick's ship yard, is in rapid progress. Her keel was laid some six weeks since, and she is now in frame, so as to give an outline of her new and beautiful ...

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    New Steam Packet - We also strolled along the harbor, where the new mammoth boat, Buffalo, building at Carrick's ship yard, is in rapid progress. Her keel was laid some ...

  • Democratic Free Press (Detroit, MI), 20 Apr 1836
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    - From the Cleveland Herald

    "Steamboats on Lake Erie." - An interesting article appears in the last Buffalo Spectator, copied from the Bethel Magazine, for January, 1836. The article is preceeded by a table giving the date for each boat, its tonnage, number of births ...

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    - From the Cleveland Herald

    "Steamboats on Lake Erie." - An interesting article appears in the last Buffalo Spectator, copied from the Bethel Magazine, for January, 1836. The article ...

  • Democratic Free Press (Detroit, MI), 13 Jul 1837
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    The barque Detroit, once a british vessel of war, is now in port. She belonged to the fleet captured by the brave Perry, and was sunk for preservation many years ago, at Presque Isle. She was raised last season and has been fitted up for the trade of the uper ...

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    The barque Detroit, once a british vessel of war, is now in port. She belonged to the fleet captured by the brave Perry, and was sunk for preservation many years ...

  • Democratic Free Press (Detroit, MI), 28 Jun 1837
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    THE BRITISH BARGE DETROIT - This vessel which was sunk during the last war at Erie, and raised by Capt. Miles, is now lying at the wharf in this city. Very little alteration has been made, her hull, cabins, &c., remain as they were. There is still to be seen ...

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    THE BRITISH BARGE DETROIT - This vessel which was sunk during the last war at Erie, and raised by Capt. Miles, is now lying at the wharf in this city. ...

  • Democratic Free Press (Detroit, MI), July 18, 1838
    TextNewspaper       *John Norvell was one of Michigan's first two U. S. senators, serving from 1836 to 1841. Michigan had only become a state in 1837.
    **Probably refers to Spectacle Reef. The construction of this light turned out to be hugely difficult and was not accomplished until 1874. For a Great Lakes ...
    TextNewspaper     *John Norvell was one of Michigan's first two U. S. senators, serving from 1836 to 1841. Michigan had only become a state in 1837.
    **Probably refers to Spectacle Reef. The ...
  • Democratic Free Press (Detroit, MI), June 27, 1838
    TextNewspaper       FROM THE FRONTIER

    (Correspondence of the Albany Argus)

    Watertown, June 13, 1838

    Dear Sir -- We have nothing of importance in regard to the affairs of the frontier, save the fact just communicated to me, that this morning , ...

    TextNewspaper     FROM THE FRONTIER

    (Correspondence of the Albany Argus)

    Watertown, June 13, 1838

    Dear Sir -- We have nothing of importance in regard to the affairs of the ...

  • Democratic Free Press (Detroit, MI), June 20, 1838
    TextNewspaper      

    From the Washington Globe

    THE OUTRAGE UPON THE PEEL

    We publish to-day an account of the outrage committed on the British steamboat SIR ROBERT PEEL, within the American waters. From the great number of Canadian refugees on that ...

    TextNewspaper    

    From the Washington Globe

    THE OUTRAGE UPON THE PEEL

    We publish to-day an account of the outrage committed on the British steamboat SIR ROBERT PEEL, within the ...

  • Democratic Free Press (Detroit, MI), Wednesday, June 13, 1838, page 1
    TextNewspaper       "A BRITISH STEAMBOAT ON LAKE ONTARIO BURNT

    We copy the following from our last eastern exchange papers:

    From the Rochester Advertiser, June 1

    STEAMBOAT BURNT. - We learn by Captain Childs, of the steamboat Telegraph, that the steamer Sir Robert Peel was burnt at an ...

    TextNewspaper     "A BRITISH STEAMBOAT ON LAKE ONTARIO BURNT

    We copy the following from our last eastern exchange papers:

    From the Rochester Advertiser, June 1

    STEAMBOAT BURNT. - We learn by Captain ...

  • Democratic Free Press (Detroit, MI), Tue., 18 Dec, 1839
    TextNewspaper       DREADFUL SHIPWRECK AND LOSS OF LIFE

    We received by the last western mail the following letter, giving an account of a melancholy shipwreck and loss of life on Lake Michigan:

    Muskegon, Ottawa Co., Mich. Nov., 29th, 1839 Editor of the Free ...

    TextNewspaper     DREADFUL SHIPWRECK AND LOSS OF LIFE

    We received by the last western mail the following letter, giving an account of a melancholy shipwreck and loss of life on Lake Michigan:

    ...
  • Democratic Free Press (Detroit, MI), 9 Apr., 1840
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    Our readers will recollect that the brig Neptune was wrecked last fall, and 17 of the 20 persons on board drowned. The following extract from a letter from a gentleman at Port Sheldon, in this State, gives some melancholy particulars of the fate of the three survivors:

    "On my return., ...

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    Our readers will recollect that the brig Neptune was wrecked last fall, and 17 of the 20 persons on board drowned. The following extract from a letter from a gentleman ...

  • Democratic Free Press (Detroit, MI), Dec. 27, 1843
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    LIST OF VESSELS BUILT IN 1843. - Having prepared our annual list of new vessels put in commission on this and the other upper lakes, we present it to show the increase in that branch of business. A fleet of sixty-five substantial and well found brigs and schooners have been ...

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    LIST OF VESSELS BUILT IN 1843. - Having prepared our annual list of new vessels put in commission on this and the other upper lakes, we present it to show ...

  • Democratic Free Press (Detroit, MI), Dec. 27, 1843
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    LIST OF VESSELS. - We are also indebted to the same source [Detroit Custom House collector - ds] for the following List of new vessels enrolled and licensed in the Custom House at Detroit during the year 1843:

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    LIST OF VESSELS. - We are also indebted to the same source [Detroit Custom House collector - ds] for the following List of new vessels enrolled and licensed in the ...

  • Democratic Free Press (Detroit, MI), December 21, 1843
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    U. S. STEAMER MICHIGAN. - The Erie Gazette gives the following account of the officers of the U. S. steamer Michigan recently launched at Erie:

    Commander Wm. Inman entered the service in 1812, at the early age of thirteen years, and served on the Lake Ontario during the war ...

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    U. S. STEAMER MICHIGAN. - The Erie Gazette gives the following account of the officers of the U. S. steamer Michigan recently launched at Erie:

    Commander Wm. Inman entered the ...

  • Democratic Free Press (Detroit, MI), December 15, 1843
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    THE IRON STEAM FRIGATE was launched at Erie on the 5th inst. The Gazette, at that place, says:

    An attempt to launch was made on the evening previous, but it was no go. In order to prevent the vessel from plunging to the bottom and receiving injury, her bow, which ...

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    THE IRON STEAM FRIGATE was launched at Erie on the 5th inst. The Gazette, at that place, says:

    An attempt to launch was made on the evening previous, but it ...

  • Democratic Free Press (Detroit, MI), 30 Sep, 1847
    TextNewspaper       The sidewheeler CHAUTAUQUE was 124 ft keel, 162 t., and built by the famous J. W. Banta in 1839 at Buffalo. Within a few years of this incident she was being used as a tug on the St. Clair Flats, one of the first vessels so engaged, and burned to ...
    TextNewspaper     The sidewheeler CHAUTAUQUE was 124 ft keel, 162 t., and built by the famous J. W. Banta in 1839 at Buffalo. Within a few years of this incident she was ...
  • Democratic Free Press (Detroit, MI), June 9, 1850, page 1
    TextNewspaper       To be more prosaic, the 1052 t. sidewheeler OCEAN (later US#53063) was built by E. B. Ward at Newport (now Marine City, Michigan) in 1850. Perhaps she was not as successful as the poem hopes, as she was rebuilt to a barge after only 12 years of service, and grounded ...
    TextNewspaper     To be more prosaic, the 1052 t. sidewheeler OCEAN (later US#53063) was built by E. B. Ward at Newport (now Marine City, Michigan) in 1850. Perhaps she was not as ...
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