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Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), April 15, 1835 
TextNewspapers    PORT OF DETROIT ENTERED April 1, 1835. S. B. Detroit, Gillet, Cleveland " 3, s. b. Andrew Jackson, Gallagher, Miami " ' ' Delaware, Cobb, Huron, cargo, whiskey, lard, pork, &c. " 7 ' Detroit, Gillet, Cleveland " 8 ' Gen. Brady, Burtie, Miami " '...
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 30 May 1836 
TextNewspapers    PORT OF DETROIT ARRIVED May 24, S.B. United States, Hart, Buffalo. Andrew Jackson, Atwood, Miami. Sandusky, Titus, Buffalo. Columbus, Walker, " Schr. David Crockett, Day, River Thames (U.C.); cargo barley, peas, corn, hides, &c. May 25, S.B. Michigan, Allen, ...
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 24 Jul 1839 
TextNewspapers    A novelty appeared in our river last week, it being no less than a miniature steamboat built for the purpose of testing a new boiler, invented by Mr. John Lille, an ingenious mechanic of this village. The boat is 32 feet long by 6 wide; the cylinder is 20 inches long with 4 1/2 inch bore, and is...
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 13 Nov 1839 
TextNewspapers    INTERESTING FACTS. - The first decked vessel ever built within the limits of the old United States, was constructed on the banks of the Hudson, by Adrian Block, in the summer of 1614. She was called a yacht, and her first voyage was made through Hell Gate, into the sound, and as far east as Cape...
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 27 Mar 1840, p. 2 
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Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), Oct 25, 1844 
TextNewspapers    The schooner John Marshall is a complete wreck, near Mexico Bay, east of Oswego. She had 50 Mormons on board from St. Lawrence county, all of whom were saved. ...
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 14 Jul 1847 
TextNewspapers    *Douglass Houghton, first Michigan state geologist, who is generally credited with germinating the copper and iron industries in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. **Probably refers to the Astor schooner FUR TRADER. *** Out of Cleveland in 1850.
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), Sat., 12 Jun, 1847, page 2 
TextNewspapers  Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), Sat., 12 Jun, 1847, page 2page 2  The schooner " Rough and Ready ," of Cleveland , came in collision with the steamer Constellation on Thursday and sunk. At first it was supposed to be the schr. of the same name of Detroit , but it proves not to be the case. ...
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), Mon., 14 Jun, 1847 
TextNewspapers    The schooner " Rough and Ready ," which had a collision with the steamer Constellation , had on board 4,000 bu wheat and 500 bbls flour, insured. The vessel belonged to the captain and a Mr. Thompson , of Chicago , and is a wreck. ...
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), Tues., 15 Jun, 1847 
TextNewspapers    The Hendrick Hudson , up this morning, reports the masts of the Rough and Ready visible, and numerous barrels, boxes, &c.;, afloat in the vicinity of the wreck. ...
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), Apr 25, 1848 
TextNewspapers    THE WRECK OF THE NIAGARA. - The Rochester Advertiser thinks that this vessel, wrecked near the mouth of the river, will be got off in a short time. Workmen are going at it immediately, under the direction of Mr. George Wick, of Oswego. The necessary apparatus was brought up to that city by the...
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), June 21, 1848 
TextNewspapers    THE STEAMER NIAGARA. - This vessel that went ashore early this spring near the mouth of the Genesee River on Lake Ontario, after laying seven weeks has at last been raised. The American says: "She was taken into the harbor between the piers; but in the course of the night her pumps became...
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 20 May 1848 
TextNewspapers    LAKE STEAMERS. - The British steamers of war on the lakes are the Cherokee, carrying 2 eight inch Paixhans, and 40 men, the burthen is 752 tons, the engine of 200 horse power; the Mohawk, two 18 mediums, 25 men, 60 horse power, and 194 tons; the Minos, two guns, size not stated, 25 men and 60...
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), June 21, 1848 
TextNewspapers    This was a very important expedition of discovery. Many specimens from it are part of the permanent collections of the American Museum of Natural History and the Smithsonian. Geologist and biologist Agassiz, newly installed as a professor at Harvard was to become one of the preeminent scientists...
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 31 Mar 1849 
TextNewspapers    Steamboat Lines and Appointments for the Season of 1849. We give below the various steamboat lines running in the Chicago trade, and to different points from this city, for which we are indebted for much of the information, to the Buffalo Express. We have endeavored to give the boats from this...
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 7 May 1849 
TextNewspapers    *Port Huron **At Black R. (now Lorain ), Ohio R.C. Bristol, author of the letter extracted below, was a pioneer Lake Michigan skipper, shipbuilder and vessel owner. His commands included the brig JOHN KENZIE, the steamer NEW YORK and the schooner FLORIDA. In 1843 he built the famous steamer...
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), Sat., Dec. 7, 1850 
TextNewspapers    * Probably a typo - the skipper of the TROY at this time was the famous David P. Dobbins, who was also part owner of the boat.
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), Oct 15, 1850 
TextNewspapers    Thunder Bay Island, Oct. 9, 1850 Messrs. Editors of the Free Press. Gents: With much regret, I have to inform you of the total loss of the steamer Benj. Franklin, at 5 o'clock yesterday morning, on the shoal on the southeast point of the Island. Passengers, officers and crew all safe. The ...
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), May 13, 1851 
TextNewspapers    THE 'SOO.' - The London, Capt. Watts, came in last evening with a full freight of the commodities of Lake Superior, copper from the Cliff Mine, &c. The new steamer Monticello, of McKnight's line, was on the ways, and the most active exertions making to launch her across the Portage to take her...
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), May 20, 1851 
TextNewspapers    STEAMBOAT NORTHERNER. - This excellent and commodious boat, built at Cleveland during the past winter, especially for the Sault Ste. Marie and Lake Superior trade by the Messrs. Turner, of Ohio City, is now on her second trip to the Sault. We are glad to see capitalists, both at home and...

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