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Democratic Free Press (Detroit, MI), 27 May 1832 
TextNewspapers    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 intermediate ports. Detroit, May 10,...
Democratic Free Press (Detroit, MI), 19 Nov 1834 
TextNewspapers    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 particulars, but ...
Democratic Free Press (Detroit, MI), May 13, 1835 
TextNewspapers    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 induced his ...
Democratic Free Press (Detroit, MI), 7 Dec 1835 
TextNewspapers    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 all on ...
Democratic Free Press (Detroit, MI), 20 Apr 1836 
TextNewspapers    - 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 (sic) in gentlemen's and...
Democratic Free Press (Detroit, MI), Sep. 21, 1836 
TextNewspapers    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 model - somewhat resembling the ...
Democratic Free Press (Detroit, MI), 28 Jun 1837 
TextNewspapers    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 on board of this vessel, an ...
Democratic Free Press (Detroit, MI), 13 Jul 1837 
TextNewspapers    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 [sic] lakes. - Buf. Star. ...
Democratic Free Press (Detroit, MI), Wednesday, June 13, 1838, page 1 
TextNewspapers  Democratic Free Press (Detroit, MI), Wednesday, June 13, 1838, page 1page 1  "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 island in the St. ...
Democratic Free Press (Detroit, MI), June 27, 1838 
TextNewspapers    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 , while the steamer Oneida was passing Wells' Island, Johnson,* ...
Democratic Free Press (Detroit, MI), July 18, 1838 
TextNewspapers    *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...
Democratic Free Press (Detroit, MI), June 20, 1838 
TextNewspapers  Democratic Free Press (Detroit, MI), June 20, 1838,   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 frontier, inflamed by a sense of supposed injuries, it is ...
Democratic Free Press (Detroit, MI), Tue., 18 Dec, 1839 
TextNewspapers    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 Press: Sir. - The Brig Neptune, John H. Sims, ...
Democratic Free Press (Detroit, MI), 9 Apr., 1840 
TextNewspapers    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., I met...
Democratic Free Press (Detroit, MI), December 15, 1843 
TextNewspapers    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 lay from the water, was ...
Democratic Free Press (Detroit, MI), December 21, 1843 
TextNewspapers    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 under Commodore ...
Democratic Free Press (Detroit, MI), Dec. 27, 1843 
TextNewspapers    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: Denomination Name. Tons. 95ths. Boat on Grand River Jesse 38 43 ...
Democratic Free Press (Detroit, MI), Dec. 27, 1843 
TextNewspapers    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 added to the marine...
Democratic Free Press (Detroit, MI), 30 Sep, 1847 
TextNewspapers    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 a total loss there in 1850. Capt. Dustin was a...
Democratic Free Press (Detroit, MI), June 9, 1850, page 1 
TextNewspapers  Democratic Free Press (Detroit, MI), June 9, 1850, page 1page 1  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 in a storm near Pte Aux...
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