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  • Steamer Descending the Coteau du Lac Rapids
    Van Cleve, James, The Ontario and St. Lawrence Steamboat Company's hand-book for travelers to Niagara Falls, Montreal and Quebec, and through Lake Champlain to Saratoga Springs (Buffalo, NY: Jewett, Thomas & Co., 1852), 1852, p. 114     Steamer Descending the Coteau du Lac Rapids JVC del Vanduzee
    Van Cleve, James, The Ontario and St. Lawrence Steamboat Company's hand-book for travelers to Niagara Falls, Montreal and Quebec, and through Lake Champlain to Saratoga Springs (Buffalo, NY: Jewett, Thomas & Co., 1852), 1852, p. 114   Steamer Descending the Coteau du Lac Rapids JVC del Vanduzee
  • Explosion of the America
    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. ...
    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, ...
  • The schooner "Sultan"
    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 ...
    Oswego Times & Journal (Oswego, NY), 4 Nov 1856   The schooner "Sultan," which was driven ashore below the east pier in ...
  • The Storm
    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 ...
    Oswego Times & Journal (Oswego, NY), 31 Oct 1856   The Storm - Perilous Situation of the Schooner J.P. Hale and Crew. ...
  • Oswego Times & Journal (Oswego, NY), 16 Sep 1856
        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...
      Several attempts have been made to get off the schooner "Signal," which ...
  • Sad disaster
    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 ...
    Oswego Daily Times, 22 Apr 1851   Sad Disaster! SERIOUS LOSS OF LIFE!! The new and splendid Canadian steamer ...
  • Propeller Lost
    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 ...
    Weekly Racine Advocate, 27 Nov 1854, p. 1   PROPELLER LOST.--The Detroit Free Press, of Thursday, says:--The North Star arrived from ...
  • Steam Boat Navigation
        Grain Elevator. Ogdensburgh, R. R. Miss L. J. Woolworth A. L. Hoffman & Co. Albany
      Grain Elevator. Ogdensburgh, R. R. Miss L. J. Woolworth A. L. Hoffman ...
  • Burning of the G. P. Griffith
    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 ...
    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 ...
  • Oswego Times & Journal (Oswego, NY), 23 Aug 1856
        The schooner "W.S Malcolm," Capt. Berek, which we noticed yesterday as being waterlogged in the lake, was towed into port last evening by the tug "Robert Reed." When the tug found the "Malcolm," she was a short distance this side of Big Sodus, about ten rods from shore, drawing twelve ...
      The schooner "W.S Malcolm," Capt. Berek, which we noticed yesterday as being ...
  • Schr. W.S. Malcolm, Waterlogged
    Oswego Times & Journal (Oswego, NY), 22 Aug 1856     Schr. W.S. Malcolm, Waterlogged - Strange Conduct of the Captain and Four of the Crew. - Capt. Smith, of the schooner "Kyle Spangler," which arrived last night from Cleveland, report to us that he found the schooner "W.S. Malcolm," Capt. Berek, with a cargo of lumber for this port, waterlogged ...
    Oswego Times & Journal (Oswego, NY), 22 Aug 1856   Schr. W.S. Malcolm, Waterlogged - Strange Conduct of the Captain and Four ...
  • Burning of the E. K. Collins
    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 ...
    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 ...
  • Explosion of the Anthony Wayne
    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 ...
    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 ...
  • Collision of the Atlantic and Ogdensburg.
    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 ...
    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, ...
  • Steamboat Collision on Lake Erie
    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 ...
    Geneva Gazette (Geneva, NY), 25 Jun 1852   Steamboat Collision on Lake Erie Buffalo, June 23d, 1852 The steamer Northern ...
  • Shipwreck and Loss of Life at Long Point Cut
    Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH), 10 Dec 1855, p. 3     SHIPWRECK AND LOSS OF LIFE AT LONG POINT CUT.--By letter received from Geo. J. Ready, Esq., Collector at Port Brown [Port Rowan], we learn further in regard to the schooner Hellowell, that she was loaded with lumber and went ashore on the east side of the entrance to the cut ...
    Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH), 10 Dec 1855, p. 3   SHIPWRECK AND LOSS OF LIFE AT LONG POINT CUT.--By letter received from ...
  • Destruction of Steamer Atlantic
        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 ...
      The scene which is represented by our artist below, was a most ...
  • Marine Disaster
    Oswego Daily Times, 23 Jun 1852     Marine Disaster. - Capt. Cochran, of the schooner Pearl, who arrived here yesterday, reports that he boarded a vessel capsized, floating on her beam ends, at about 7 o'clock yesterday morning, some eight miles from shore, off Pultneyville, which he found to be the schooner Anawan, with no one to ...
    Oswego Daily Times, 23 Jun 1852   Marine Disaster. - Capt. Cochran, of the schooner Pearl, who arrived here ...
  • The Schooner Anawan
    Oswego Daily Times, 25 Jun 1852     p>The Schooner Anawan. - Body Found. - The Schooner Anawan which we mentioned in Wednesday's paper as having capsized, was towed into this port this mooring by the towboat Howard and the brig Champlain. The body of a boy named James Herrigan, aged about 14 years, who was employed as ...
    Oswego Daily Times, 25 Jun 1852   p>The Schooner Anawan. - Body Found. - The Schooner Anawan which we ...
  • The "Earl Cathcart" Steamer
    Fitzgunne, G. H., Illustrated London News, 13 Jul 1850, p. 41     THE "EARL CATHCART." STEAMER. (From Correspondent.) THE accompanying Engraving shows the Earl Cathcart steamer, with troops board from Montreal to Port Stanley, en route to London, Canada West, as she appeared hard and fast among the islands of the river St. Lawrence. The ...
    Fitzgunne, G. H., Illustrated London News, 13 Jul 1850, p. 41   THE "EARL CATHCART." STEAMER. (From Correspondent.) THE accompanying Engraving shows the Earl ...
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