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  • Democratic Free Press (Detroit, MI), 27 May 1832
        STEAM BOAT ADVERTISMENTS (cut of a generic sidewheeler) The low pressure STEAM BOAT HENRY CLAY, Capt. Norton, will leave Buffalo every Monday, at half past 9 o'clock A.M. and Detroit every Thursday at 4 o'clock P.M. throughout the season, touching at the ...
      STEAM BOAT ADVERTISMENTS (cut of a generic sidewheeler) The low pressure STEAM ...
  • 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 ...
  • Democratic Free Press (Detroit, MI), 19 Nov 1834
        quoting the St. Joseph Statesman SHIPWRECK - We learn, with regret, that the schooner PRINCE EUGENE was some days since wrecked in Sable Bay, twenty miles North of Sable point and about 180 miles North of the mouth of St. Joseph. We have not yet been able to obtain the ...
      quoting the St. Joseph Statesman SHIPWRECK - We learn, with regret, that ...
  • Democratic Free Press (Detroit, MI), 7 Dec 1835
        THE LATE GALE ON LAKE ONTARIO. - We learn from the Watertown Eagle and Standard of the 18th ult., that on Wednesday preceding, the Robert Bruce, a small schooner, owned in Henderson, Jefferson county, left Kingston, U.C. for some port up the Bay of Quinte, in ballast; was wrecked, and ...
      THE LATE GALE ON LAKE ONTARIO. - We learn from the Watertown ...
  • Democratic Free Press (Detroit, MI), May 13, 1835
        THE LAKE SERPENT Who has not heard of the enormous serpent or snake of Lake Superior? -- If we mistake not, this frightful monster has been occasionally mentioned by different writers and travellers as inhabiting those mighty waters; nor can we imagine what should now have ...
      THE LAKE SERPENT Who has not heard of the enormous serpent or ...
  • Democratic Free Press (Detroit, MI), Sep. 21, 1836
        New Steam Packet - We also strolled along the harbor, where the new mammoth boat, Buffalo, building at Carrick's ship yard, is in rapid progress. Her keel was laid some six weeks since, and she is now in frame, so as to give an outline of her new and beautiful ...
      New Steam Packet - We also strolled along the harbor, where the ...
  • Democratic Free Press (Detroit, MI), 20 Apr 1836
        - From the Cleveland Herald "Steamboats on Lake Erie." - An interesting article appears in the last Buffalo Spectator, copied from the Bethel Magazine, for January, 1836. The article is preceeded by a table giving the date for each boat, its tonnage, number of births ...
      - From the Cleveland Herald "Steamboats on Lake Erie." - An interesting ...
  • Democratic Free Press (Detroit, MI), 13 Jul 1837
        The barque Detroit, once a british vessel of war, is now in port. She belonged to the fleet captured by the brave Perry, and was sunk for preservation many years ago, at Presque Isle. She was raised last season and has been fitted up for the trade of the uper ...
      The barque Detroit, once a british vessel of war, is now in ...
  • Democratic Free Press (Detroit, MI), 28 Jun 1837
        THE BRITISH BARGE DETROIT - This vessel which was sunk during the last war at Erie, and raised by Capt. Miles, is now lying at the wharf in this city. Very little alteration has been made, her hull, cabins, &c.;, remain as they were. There is still to be seen ...
      THE BRITISH BARGE DETROIT - This vessel which was sunk during the ...
  • Democratic Free Press (Detroit, MI), July 18, 1838
        *John Norvell was one of Michigan's first two U. S. senators, serving from 1836 to 1841. Michigan had only become a state in 1837. **Probably refers to Spectacle Reef. The construction of this light turned out to be hugely difficult and was not accomplished until 1874. For a Great Lakes ...
      *John Norvell was one of Michigan's first two U. S. senators, serving ...
  • Democratic Free Press (Detroit, MI), June 27, 1838
        FROM THE FRONTIER (Correspondence of the Albany Argus) Watertown, June 13, 1838 Dear Sir -- We have nothing of importance in regard to the affairs of the frontier, save the fact just communicated to me, that this morning , ...
      FROM THE FRONTIER (Correspondence of the Albany Argus) Watertown, June 13, 1838 ...
  • Democratic Free Press (Detroit, MI), June 20, 1838
        From the Washington Globe THE OUTRAGE UPON THE PEEL We publish to-day an account of the outrage committed on the British steamboat SIR ROBERT PEEL, within the American waters. From the great number of Canadian refugees on that ...
      From the Washington Globe THE OUTRAGE UPON THE PEEL We publish to-day ...
  • Democratic Free Press (Detroit, MI), Wednesday, June 13, 1838, page 1
        "A BRITISH STEAMBOAT ON LAKE ONTARIO BURNT We copy the following from our last eastern exchange papers: From the Rochester Advertiser, June 1 STEAMBOAT BURNT. - We learn by Captain Childs, of the steamboat Telegraph, that the steamer Sir Robert Peel was burnt at an ...
      "A BRITISH STEAMBOAT ON LAKE ONTARIO BURNT We copy the following from ...
  • Democratic Free Press (Detroit, MI), Tue., 18 Dec, 1839
        DREADFUL SHIPWRECK AND LOSS OF LIFE We received by the last western mail the following letter, giving an account of a melancholy shipwreck and loss of life on Lake Michigan: Muskegon, Ottawa Co., Mich. Nov., 29th, 1839 Editor of the Free ...
      DREADFUL SHIPWRECK AND LOSS OF LIFE We received by the last western ...
  • Democratic Free Press (Detroit, MI), 9 Apr., 1840
        Our readers will recollect that the brig Neptune was wrecked last fall, and 17 of the 20 persons on board drowned. The following extract from a letter from a gentleman at Port Sheldon, in this State, gives some melancholy particulars of the fate of the three survivors: "On my return., ...
      Our readers will recollect that the brig Neptune was wrecked last fall, ...
  • Democratic Free Press (Detroit, MI), Dec. 27, 1843
        LIST OF VESSELS BUILT IN 1843. - Having prepared our annual list of new vessels put in commission on this and the other upper lakes, we present it to show the increase in that branch of business. A fleet of sixty-five substantial and well found brigs and schooners have been ...
      LIST OF VESSELS BUILT IN 1843. - Having prepared our annual list ...
  • Democratic Free Press (Detroit, MI), Dec. 27, 1843
        LIST OF VESSELS. - We are also indebted to the same source [Detroit Custom House collector - ds] for the following List of new vessels enrolled and licensed in the Custom House at Detroit during the year 1843: Denomination<cell ...
      LIST OF VESSELS. - We are also indebted to the same source ...
  • Democratic Free Press (Detroit, MI), December 21, 1843
        U. S. STEAMER MICHIGAN. - The Erie Gazette gives the following account of the officers of the U. S. steamer Michigan recently launched at Erie: Commander Wm. Inman entered the service in 1812, at the early age of thirteen years, and served on the Lake Ontario during the war ...
      U. S. STEAMER MICHIGAN. - The Erie Gazette gives the following account ...
  • Democratic Free Press (Detroit, MI), December 15, 1843
        THE IRON STEAM FRIGATE was launched at Erie on the 5th inst. The Gazette, at that place, says: An attempt to launch was made on the evening previous, but it was no go. In order to prevent the vessel from plunging to the bottom and receiving injury, her bow, which ...
      THE IRON STEAM FRIGATE was launched at Erie on the 5th inst. ...
  • Democratic Free Press (Detroit, MI), 30 Sep, 1847
        The sidewheeler CHAUTAUQUE was 124 ft keel, 162 t., and built by the famous J. W. Banta in 1839 at Buffalo. Within a few years of this incident she was being used as a tug on the St. Clair Flats, one of the first vessels so engaged, and burned to ...
      The sidewheeler CHAUTAUQUE was 124 ft keel, 162 t., and built by ...
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