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  • Dear Passage
    Chicago Tribune (Chicago, IL), 18 Apr 1849, p. 2     Dear Passage.--After the Admiral left Toronto on her last trip, on looking about, a fellow was found snugly stowed away, with the evident design of stealing his passage to this city. One of the hands caught up what he supposed was a pail of water, and dashed it upon the ...
    Chicago Tribune (Chicago, IL), 18 Apr 1849, p. 2   Dear Passage.--After the Admiral left Toronto on her last trip, on looking ...
  • Broke Down
    Chicago Tribune (Chicago, IL), 23 Nov 1853, p. 2, column 2     BROKE DOWN.--The Propeller Iowa with a full cargo of Merchandise for the upper Lakes was towed back to [?] on Saturday by the Propeller Milwaukee, having broken some part of her machinery. Her cargo will be transferred to the Milwaukee. ASHORE.--The ...
    Chicago Tribune (Chicago, IL), 23 Nov 1853, p. 2, column 2   BROKE DOWN.--The Propeller Iowa with a full cargo of Merchandise for the ...
  • Chicago Tribune (Chicago, IL), 18 Jul 1856
        CHICAGO AND LIVERPOOL - Yesterday evening witnessed the first departure of a Chicago vessel from this port direct to Europe. The vessel is the schooner Dean Richmond, owned by Charles Y. Richmond of this city, and her captain, D. Columbus Pierce. She takes a cargo of 16,000 bushels of ...
      CHICAGO AND LIVERPOOL - Yesterday evening witnessed the first departure of a ...
  • Chicago Tribune (Chicago, IL), 28 Jun 1856
        FIRST VESSEL FOR LIVERPOOL DIRECT -The fine new schooner Dean Richmond is chartered to take wheat to Liverpool direct, without transshipment, via the St. Lawrence, at 30c per bushel. This is but the commencement of direct shipments to Europe from this port. The advantage gained by ...
      FIRST VESSEL FOR LIVERPOOL DIRECT -The fine new schooner Dean Richmond is ...
  • The Catastrophe of the Globe
    Chicago Tribune (Chicago, IL), 10 Nov 1860, p. 1     The Catastrophe of the Globe The shocking casualty, the explosion of the propeller Globe, was still too fresh in mind yesterday, not to be the most prominent topic of attention and interest yesterday. Very many hair-breadth escapes are noted and brought forward. It is singular to ...
    Chicago Tribune (Chicago, IL), 10 Nov 1860, p. 1   The Catastrophe of the Globe The shocking casualty, the explosion of the ...
  • Appalling Calamity
    Chicago Tribune (Chicago, IL), 9 Nov 1860, p. 1     APPALLING CALAMITY The Propeller Globe Blown Up. Fearful Effects of the Explosion Sixteen Lives Supposed Lost. Seven Bodies Recovered Particulars of the Catastrophe. Scenes ...
    Chicago Tribune (Chicago, IL), 9 Nov 1860, p. 1   APPALLING CALAMITY The Propeller Globe Blown Up. Fearful Effects of the Explosion ...
  • Chicago Tribune (Chicago, IL), 16 July 1861 (Tuesday)
        For some days past great anxiety has prevailed concerning the safety of the propeller L. B. Britton, Capt. Adams, which left St. Joseph, Michigan, for this port on ...
      For some days past great anxiety has prevailed concerning the safety of ...
  • The Wreck of the Propeller Globe -- Another Body Found
    Chicago Tribune (Chicago, IL), 18 Mar 1861, p. 1     THE WRECK OF THE PROPELLER GLOBE -- ANOTHER BODY FOUND -- There was quite a crowd of spectators gathered throughout Saturday, to watch the progress and process of operations about the sunken wreck of the ill-fated propeller Globe at Hale's Dock, near Wells street bridge. Martin Quigley ...
    Chicago Tribune (Chicago, IL), 18 Mar 1861, p. 1   THE WRECK OF THE PROPELLER GLOBE -- ANOTHER BODY FOUND -- There ...
  • Lake Disasters
    Chicago Tribune (Chicago, IL), 22 Mar 1861, p. 1     LAKE DISASTERS.--From what we learn from our Milwaukee exchanges, and from other sources, the list of Lake Disasters seems to have sadly begun. The schooner Sir William Wallace, Capt. James Campbell, went on the beach at Amsterdam, forty-six miles north of Milwaukee, on Saturday night. ...
    Chicago Tribune (Chicago, IL), 22 Mar 1861, p. 1   LAKE DISASTERS.--From what we learn from our Milwaukee exchanges, and from other ...
  • 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 ...
  • The Fatal Fight on the Peshtigo
    Chicago Tribune (Chicago, IL), 21 Jul 1866     THE FATAL FIGHT ON THE "PESHTIGO." Inquest on the Body of the Mate, McCambridge -- Details of the Affray -- a Fearful Encounter. THE SURVIVOR EXONERATED BY THE JURY The stabbing affray which occurred on Thursday evening on board ...
    Chicago Tribune (Chicago, IL), 21 Jul 1866   THE FATAL FIGHT ON THE "PESHTIGO." Inquest on the Body of the ...
  • Chicago Tribune (Chicago, IL), Monday, July 27, 1868
        WRECKS IN LAKE ERIE:-The Detroit Post, of Saturday, remarks, "There are at different points in Lake Erie wrecks which, though many years since they were deposited, are yet in an excellent state of preservation. From Captain Hackett, of Malden, who has just arrived at this port ...
      WRECKS IN LAKE ERIE:-The Detroit Post, of Saturday, remarks, "There are at ...
  • Chicago Tribune (Chicago, IL), Tuesday, December 1, 1868
        The schooner WILLIAM DORAN, a small vessel left Rochester for Cobourg with salt, and has not been heard of since. ...
      The schooner WILLIAM DORAN, a small vessel left Rochester for Cobourg with ...
  • Chicago Tribune (Chicago, IL), Friday, November 20, 1868
        SCHOONER 'BURLINGTON' -- No attempt has been made to raise the schooner BURLINGTON, sunk about three miles west of Grimsby, Lake Ontario, loaded with wheat. ...
      SCHOONER 'BURLINGTON' -- No attempt has been made to raise the schooner ...
  • Chicago Tribune (Chicago, IL), Friday, November 6, 1868
        SCHOONER BURLINGTON WRECKED. - The Canadian schooner BURLINGTON, laden with 5,500 bushels of wheat, from Hamilton, Ontario for Buffalo, went ashore and sun on Lake Ontario, during the gale of Saturday. Vessel and cargo a total loss. The BURLINGTON was built at Cleveland in 1843 of ...
      SCHOONER BURLINGTON WRECKED. - The Canadian schooner BURLINGTON, laden with 5,500 bushels ...
  • Chicago Tribune (Chicago, IL), Tuesday, September 22, 1868
        SCHOONER 'RESOLUTE' LOST. -- A special from Oswego yesterday afternoon says: -- "The schooner RESOLUTE, from Belleville for this port, with barley in attempting to enter the harbor last night, struck the West pier and is going to pieces. The crew were saved." The schooner ...
      SCHOONER 'RESOLUTE' LOST. -- A special from Oswego yesterday afternoon says: -- ...
  • Chicago Tribune (Chicago, IL), Thursday, October 8, 1868
        PROPELLER 'PERSEVERANCE' -- The propeller PERSEVERANCE, which was destroyed by fire off Pultneyville, on the morning of the 6th. inst., the particulars of which was given in the Tribune of yesterday morning, was a craft of 652 tons burden, old style, being built in 1864 at St. ...
      PROPELLER 'PERSEVERANCE' -- The propeller PERSEVERANCE, which was destroyed by fire off ...
  • Chicago Tribune (Chicago, IL), Monday, September 14, 1868
        The new scow PHOENIX, Capt. George W. Reed, made this port on Sunday, with lumber from Menominee. She measures 125 feet over-all, 26 foot beam and 8 foot 6 inches in depth, in the lowest place, and 211.78 tons burden. She cost in the neighborhood of $16,000 and is the ...
      The new scow PHOENIX, Capt. George W. Reed, made this port on ...
  • Chicago Tribune (Chicago, IL), Wednesday, September 2, 1868
        THE 'SCUD' -- The SCUD is the name of a rather finely constructed fore-and-after, that made our harbor for the first time yesterday. She was loaded with 192 tons of coal from Oswego. A new schooner named the PHEONIX, hailing from Henderson, N. Y., is also here on her maiden ...
      THE 'SCUD' -- The SCUD is the name of a rather finely ...
  • Chicago Tribune (Chicago, IL), Monday, September 7, 1868
        THE NEW VESSEL. -- The new schooner FLORIDA launched from Goble and Macfarlane's shipyard a few days ago, is now completely rigged and ready to start out her life as a 'Voyageur.' Her dimensions are 142 feet overall, 26 foot beam, carrying capacity, 18,500 bushels through the canal. ...
      THE NEW VESSEL. -- The new schooner FLORIDA launched from Goble and ...
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