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  • Ontario Repository (Canandaigua, NY), Tues., July 6, 1813
        On the 19th ult. several British vessels appeared off Oswego, and fired on that town, but without doing any injury. Capt. Woolsey, of the Navy, and Maj. Carr of the Infantry, with about 400 men, returned the fire, when the enemy retired. Col. Macomb has since taken the command at ...
      On the 19th ult. several British vessels appeared off Oswego, and fired ...
  • Sackett's Harbor, April 26, 1814
    Niles Weekly Register, May 7, 1814     "Sackett's Harbor, April 26, 1814. - As this is the spot to which the eyes of the whole nation are at present fixed, you will, I presume, expect to hear what is going on; in doing which I feel much pleasure, as I am able to say what most please ...
    Niles Weekly Register, May 7, 1814   "Sackett's Harbor, April 26, 1814. - As this is the spot to ...
  • Ontario Repository (Canandaigua, NY), Tues., July 30, 1816
        A boat large enough to accommodate 20 passengers, has lately arrived at Montreal from Schenectady; having ascended the Mohawk, to the little canal at Rome, which connects it with Wood Creek; thence into Oneida Lake, Oswego River and Lake Ontario, &c.; When we consider that a cut of 15 or ...
      A boat large enough to accommodate 20 passengers, has lately arrived at ...
  • Farmer's Journal & Welland Canal Intelligencer (St. Catharines, ON), 10 Jan 1827, page 3
        First Boat A meeting of the native inhabitants of St.Catharines and its vicinity, and all others who feel an interest in the proposed undertaking, is requested at Mr. Dyer's Merchant Exchange, in this village, on Saturday evening next [January 13], to take into consideration the ...
      First Boat A meeting of the native inhabitants of St.Catharines and its ...
  • Another Steamer!
    Democratic Free Press (Detroit, MI), 21 Jun 1832, p. 3     Another Steamer!-- We have to congratulate our citizens of the St. Joseph on the completion of the Newburyport steam-boat, intended for the navigation of the St. Joseph river. She will soon depart for her destination in the west...
    Democratic Free Press (Detroit, MI), 21 Jun 1832, p. 3   Another Steamer!-- We have to congratulate our citizens of the St. Joseph ...
  • Niles Gazette and Advertiser (Niles, MI), 10 October 1835
        DISTRESSING ACCIDENT--We learn from a friend at St. Joseph, that on Monday last the jolly boat of the schooner Commodore, in attempting to land, with eight men on board was capsized and five of them were drowned. among the lost was the mate of the Commodore. The boat sent to ...
      DISTRESSING ACCIDENT--We learn from a friend at St. Joseph, that on Monday ...
  • Chicago Democrat (Chicago, IL), 12 October 1836
        Further particulars of the late gale. The Michigan City Gazette says: "The Schooner Sea Serpent parted her cable, and ran ashore where she now lies high and almost dry on the sand. She grounded about half-past nine o'clock, P.M. and, owing to the severity of the sea breaking over her, ...
      Further particulars of the late gale. The Michigan City Gazette says: "The ...
  • St. Catharines Journal (St. Catharines, ON), January 30, 1840
        Statement of property passed through the Welland Canal, in the season of 1839, compared with that passed in the season of 1838, shewing the increase and decrease. Articles18391838 ...
      Statement of property passed through the Welland Canal, in the season of ...
  • Oswego County Whig (Oswego, NY), Sat., July 2, 1842
        The New Steam Boat "Lady of the Lake." - This beautiful craft left our wharf last Wednesday morning, with a happy party of ladies and gentlemen, (the Utica band playing at the time "The Bonnie Boat.") for a pleasure excursion to Kingston, Ogdensburgh, & c. and returned on Thursday ...
      The New Steam Boat "Lady of the Lake." - This beautiful craft ...
  • St. Catharines Journal (St. Catharines, ON), March 10, 1842
        Launch - A fine large schooner, built since the 1st Jan. last, will be launched from the ship-yard of Mr. Shickaluna, Welland canal, St. Catharines, on the 17th inst. (St. Patrick's day) at 1 o'clock P.M. ...
      Launch - A fine large schooner, built since the 1st Jan. last, ...
  • Niles Republican (Niles, MI), 26 November 1842
        MORE FROM THE LAKES. - The schr. Florida went ashore at South Black River. No lives lost. The Harrison and the Ottowa made the harbor at Chicago, which they reached in a damaged and sinking condition. The brig Rosa, we learn, reached Chicago in safety. The schr. ...
      MORE FROM THE LAKES. - The schr. Florida went ashore at South ...
  • Detroit Daily Advertiser (Detroit, MI), August 17, 1843
        Another Propeller.-- Capt. Lundy left port in the CHAUTAUQUA to-day for Grand River, for the purpose of towing down the Canadian armed steamer TORONTO, (formerly GENERAL PORTER) which has been purchased by Capt. C. Gager, with a view to converting her into a steam propeller. The P. ...
      Another Propeller.-- Capt. Lundy left port in the CHAUTAUQUA to-day for Grand ...
  • Chicago Democrat (Chicago, IL), 3 April 1844
        The schooner Fur Trader which arrived here on the 28th ult. states that she fell in with the wreck of the Wave five miles from Kalamazoo. The Fur Trader also discovered the wreck of another vessel, at a distance, supposed to be the Victory...
      The schooner Fur Trader which arrived here on the 28th ult. states ...
  • Syracuse Daily Star (Syracuse, NY), Sept. 13, 1847
        Steamers on Lake Ontario From an article in the Oswego Times, it appears that the first steamboat on Lake Ontario was built at Sacket's harbor in 1816, and commenced running in the Spring of 1817. She was called the Ontario, and was the first steamer built on the Western Lakes, ...
      Steamers on Lake Ontario From an article in the Oswego Times, it ...
  • Syracuse Daily Star (Syracuse, NY), Wed., May 5, 1847
        Detention of Canal Boats - The cost of an Oversight. At three o'clock yesterday, upwards of 250 canal boas, bound east and west, were detained on the Canal a little east of this village, in consequence of an injury to the Lodi Lock. The gate of the Lock gave way ...
      Detention of Canal Boats - The cost of an Oversight. At three ...
  • St. Catharines Journal (St. Catharines, ON), January 21, 1847
        Singular Phenomenon - The following extraordinary account was communicated to the editor of the Cobourg Star by Mr. Thomson Miller of the Grafton steam mills in a letter dated Jan. 9, 1847. The editor has every confidence in his correspondent, whose report was afterwards contributed ...
      Singular Phenomenon - The following extraordinary account was communicated to the editor ...
  • Stranded
    Buffalo Commercial Advertiser (Buffalo, NY), 11 Oct 1847, p. 2, column 3     STRANDED.--The Schooner Outward Bound, with a cargo of 11,000 bushels of wheat, in getting out of our harbor on Thursday last, touched her heel, paid off, and went on shore to the southward of the south pier. A small portion of her cargo was at once taken output the most ...
    Buffalo Commercial Advertiser (Buffalo, NY), 11 Oct 1847, p. 2, column 3   STRANDED.--The Schooner Outward Bound, with a cargo of 11,000 bushels of wheat, ...
  • Syracuse Daily Star (Syracuse, NY), Thursday Aug. 24,1848
        Western New York--Buffalo--- Interesting Reminiscences. Thaddeus Joy, of Albany, who was long years ago a resident and extensive business man of Western New York on a recent visit to Buffalo made a brief address tot he business men of that city if reference to the early history of ...
      Western New York--Buffalo--- Interesting Reminiscences. Thaddeus Joy, of Albany, who was long ...
  • Rochester Daily Democrat (Rochester, NY), Thursday, April 20, 1848
        Loss of the Steamer Niagara The splendid Steamer Niagara, Capt. R.F. Childs, was wrecked near the mouth of the Genesee River, on Tuesday evening, in one of the hardest gales for a long time experienced on Lake Ontario. She lost her rudder about three o'clock P.M. of Tuesday, when ...
      Loss of the Steamer Niagara The splendid Steamer Niagara, Capt. R.F. Childs, ...
  • Niles Republican (Niles, MI), 6 May 1848, page 2
        The Algoma The Grand River papers are bragging greatly at the arrival on their river of the steamer Algoma, an old boat that has been running on the St. Joseph river since the year one, and was sold at last by its owners to some Grand River customer. The Eagle ...
      The Algoma The Grand River papers are bragging greatly at the arrival ...
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Early Lake Michigan area newspapers