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  • A New Propeller
    Buffalo Courier (Buffalo, NY), 18 Jan 1862, p. 3, column 2     A NEW PROPELLER.--The Detroit Tribune says that E. B. Ward has a new boat in the process of construction at Newport, which will be propelled on a principle unlike anything ever seen in western waters, but which has been tested a New York with very satisfactory results, ...
    Buffalo Courier (Buffalo, NY), 18 Jan 1862, p. 3, column 2   A NEW PROPELLER.--The Detroit Tribune says that E. B. Ward has a ...
  • For La Point, Bayfield and Superior City
    Cleveland Leader (Cleveland, OH), 6 May 1862, p. 3     For La Point, Bayfield and Superior City.--We are informed by Mr. H. Garretson, the Agent of Ward's Line of Lake Superior steamers, that it is the intention to run the steamer "Water Witch" to La Point, Bayfield and the city of Superior. This will be, so far as we are ...
    Cleveland Leader (Cleveland, OH), 6 May 1862, p. 3   For La Point, Bayfield and Superior City.--We are informed by Mr. H. ...
  • Propeller Water Witch
    Cleveland Leader (Cleveland, OH), 1 May 1862     PROPELLER WATER WITCH.--The new propeller Water Witch, of Newport, on the river St. Clair, which has been got up with a new style of gear to her propelling power, altogether different from any heretofore used on our lakes, made her appearance on Friday evening, landing at Brady's dock ...
    Cleveland Leader (Cleveland, OH), 1 May 1862   PROPELLER WATER WITCH.--The new propeller Water Witch, of Newport, on the river ...
  • Water Witch (Propeller), broke machinery, 1 May 1862
        Reason: broke machinery Lives: nil Hull damage: $100 ...
      Reason: broke machinery Lives: nil Hull damage: $100 ...
  • Water Witch (Propeller), broke machinery, 7 Jun 1862
        Reason: broke machinery Lives: nil Hull damage: $500 Remarks: Repaired ...
      Reason: broke machinery Lives: nil Hull damage: $500 Remarks: Repaired ...
  • Water Witch (Propeller), collision, 1 Apr 1863
        Reason: collision Lives: nil Hull damage: $75 Remarks: Repaired ...
      Reason: collision Lives: nil Hull damage: $75 Remarks: Repaired ...
  • From Lake Superior
    Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 8 Jul 1862, p. 4     FROM LAKE SUPERIOR.--The steamer Planet, Captain Ward, from Lake Superior, reached Brady's dock early yesterday morning. She had but trifling freight and but few passengers, in consequence of having to tow the propeller Water Witch from Mud Lake, which detained her one day on her trip ...
    Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 8 Jul 1862, p. 4   FROM LAKE SUPERIOR.--The steamer Planet, Captain Ward, from Lake Superior, reached Brady's ...
  • From Lake Superior
    Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 27 Jun 1862, p. 4, column 4     From Lake Superior.--The steamer Illinois, Capt. Ryder, reached her dock in this city yesterday, bringing the following memorandum of news, for which we are indebted to Mr. Atwood, Clerk of the steamer: Left ontonagon the 22d inst. at 6 1/2 P.M. The propeller Gen. Taylor was at ...
    Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 27 Jun 1862, p. 4, column 4   From Lake Superior.--The steamer Illinois, Capt. Ryder, reached her dock in this ...
  • Slightly damaged
    Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 3 May 1862, p. 4     SLIGHTLY DAMAGED.--The propeller Water Witch sustained some slight damage to her upper works in the stern by a vessel while passing by in tow of a tug. The propeller Comet, which arrived down yesterday from Green Bay, while rounding too [sic], was slightly damaged by a vessel which was ...
    Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 3 May 1862, p. 4   SLIGHTLY DAMAGED.--The propeller Water Witch sustained some slight damage to her upper ...
  • Accident to the Water Witch
    Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 15 Jun 1862, p. 1     ACCIDENT TO THE WATER WITCH.--By the steamer Illinois, which reached here yesterday from Lake Superior, we learn of a serious disaster which happened to the propeller Water Witch on her last up-trip. On the 7th inst., when 12 miles out from LaPointe, she broke ...
    Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 15 Jun 1862, p. 1   ACCIDENT TO THE WATER WITCH.--By the steamer Illinois, which reached here yesterday ...
  • Water Witch (Propeller), 1 Sep 1861
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  • Water Witch (Propeller), 27 Apr 1862
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  • Water Witch (Propeller), 30 Apr 1862
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  • Water Witch (Propeller), sunk, 1 Oct 1863
        Reason: sunk Lives: 20 Hull damage: $30,000 Cargo: $15,000 Freight: flour Remarks: Total loss ...
      Reason: sunk Lives: 20 Hull damage: $30,000 Cargo: $15,000 Freight: flour Remarks: ...
  • Water Witch (Propeller), broke machinery, 1 Sep 1862
        Reason: broke machinery Lives: nil Hull damage: $100 ...
      Reason: broke machinery Lives: nil Hull damage: $100 ...
  • Another Lake Disaster
    Albany Evening Journal (Albany, NY), 18 Nov 1863     ANOTHER LAKE DISASTER Reported Loss of the WaterWitch with all on Board -- Brig Gen. Worth Sunk at Saginaw. From the Detroit Free Press The propeller B. F. Wade, in Chicago and Sarnia line, arrived in the city Monday evening, and reports the ...
    Albany Evening Journal (Albany, NY), 18 Nov 1863   ANOTHER LAKE DISASTER Reported Loss of the WaterWitch with all on Board ...
  • Marine Intelligence
    Chicago Tribune (Chicago, IL), 25 Apr 1863, p. 4     Marine Intelligence ... The schooner Millard Fillmore, when off Sheboygan, about 3 o'clock yesterday morning, was struck on the port bow by a white vessel bound down, name unknown. They were both together about an hour before they could be disengaged. captain. Knight, of the ...
    Chicago Tribune (Chicago, IL), 25 Apr 1863, p. 4   Marine Intelligence ... The schooner Millard Fillmore, when off Sheboygan, about 3 ...
  • Line of Steamers
    Cleveland Leader (Cleveland, OH), 5 Mar 1863     Line of Steamers.--We learn, says the Chicago Journal, that a line of steamers, composed of the Antelope, Montgomery, B. F. Wade and Water Witch, are to run the coming season from Chicago to Port Sarnia, in connection with the Grand Trunk Railroad...
    Cleveland Leader (Cleveland, OH), 5 Mar 1863   Line of Steamers.--We learn, says the Chicago Journal, that a line of ...
  • Serious Disaster to the Schooner Sunbury
    Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 6 Sep 1862, p. 4     SERIOUS DISASTER TO THE SCHOONER SUNBURY.--The schooner Sunbury, of Buffalo, met with a serious disaster on the 15th ult. On Lake Superior, some eight miles off Eagle Harbor, the particulars of which is furnished us by Captain C. W. Gray, her master, who arrived here yesterday morning on ...
    Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 6 Sep 1862, p. 4   SERIOUS DISASTER TO THE SCHOONER SUNBURY.--The schooner Sunbury, of Buffalo, met with ...
  • From Ontonagon
    Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH), 16 Jun 1862, p. 3     From Ontonagon The elegant steamer Illinois, which left Ontonagon on the 10st inst., arrived in port yesterday. From Mr. CHARLES ATWOOD, Clerk of the Illinois, we are indebted for the steamer's log, which will be read with interest by many of our ...
    Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH), 16 Jun 1862, p. 3   From Ontonagon The elegant steamer Illinois, which left Ontonagon on the 10st ...
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