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  • Detroit Daily Advertiser (Detroit, MI), 28 Sep 1839
        This vessel was built at Amherstburg, Ont., in 1813, and figured prominently in the "Battle of Lake Erie," at Put-in-Bay. Captured as a prize, she was later allowed to sink in Misery Bay...
      This vessel was built at Amherstburg, Ont., in 1813, and figured prominently ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Detroit Daily Advertiser (Detroit, MI), June 15, 1843
        The steam Schooner HERCULES (Propeller) came in from Buffalo on Tuesday evening and proceeded on her voyage to Chicago, literally crowded with passengers. She works admirably. ...
      The steam Schooner HERCULES (Propeller) came in from Buffalo on Tuesday evening ...
  • Detroit Daily Advertiser (Detroit, MI), May 8, 1843
        The new steam propeller HERCULES, built for the Messrs. Hollisters, will be launched, from the shipyard near the Marine railway at four o'clock tomorrow afternoon. -- Buffalo Commercial Advertizer, Apr 23. ...
      The new steam propeller HERCULES, built for the Messrs. Hollisters, will be ...
  • Detroit Daily Advertiser (Detroit, MI), July 23, 1844
        The owners of the Propeller HERCULES, Messrs. Hollister & Co. contemplate substituting one of Loper's screws in place of the present one used on that vessel, which, it is presumed, will facilitate the speed of the HERCULES, and be a great saving of time and fuel. The much greater ease ...
      The owners of the Propeller HERCULES, Messrs. Hollister & Co. contemplate substituting ...
  • Detroit Daily Advertiser (Detroit, MI), Sat, 12 Sep, 1857
        LAUNCH. - The schooner J. Vilas was launched on Saturday last at Two Rivers, and towed to this place to receive her spars and rigging, on Sunday morning, by the steamer Cleveland. She was built by Rand & Harbridge, and is now owned entirely by Messrs. Rand & Sons of ...
      LAUNCH. - The schooner J. Vilas was launched on Saturday last at ...
  • Detroit Daily Advertiser (Detroit, MI), Mon., June 27, 1859
        She was likely the brig built 1835, Sheffield, Ohio, capsized on Lake Mich. in 1837 with loss of life, converted to a schooner in 1842; last known registration 1851; out of Buffalo in 1854 (port list) and not on any of my lists after 1859; 73x26x7 and 95 t...
      She was likely the brig built 1835, Sheffield, Ohio, capsized on Lake ...
  • Detroit Daily Advertiser (Detroit, MI), June 15, 1859
        Disasters The schooner North Carolina with a cargo of R. R. ties, left Black Lake for Milwaukee on the 26th ult., since when nothing has been heard of either vessel or crew. - A number of railroad ties found on Sunday floating on the lake some 20 miles from Black ...
      Disasters The schooner North Carolina with a cargo of R. R. ties, ...
  • Detroit Daily Advertiser (Detroit, MI), May 9, 1859
        LAKE SUPERIOR PASSENGER AND FREIGHT LINE The sidewheel and screw steamers which compose the several lines from Cleveland and Detroit to Lake Superior are as follows: Steamer Illinois, John Fraser, Master. Steamer North Star, B. G. Sweet, Master. Screw ...
      LAKE SUPERIOR PASSENGER AND FREIGHT LINE The sidewheel and screw steamers which ...
  • Detroit Daily Advertiser (Detroit, MI), 17 Jun, 1859
        VESSEL STRUCK BY LIGHTNING - The scow Sea Star was struck by lightning at half past two this morning near Grosse Point. The foretopmast was carried away, and the foremast very badly shivered, one bolt passing into the center of the mast, traversing almost its entire length and coming ...
      VESSEL STRUCK BY LIGHTNING - The scow Sea Star was struck by ...
  • Detroit Daily Advertiser (Detroit, MI), 25 Jun, 1859
        The brig Black Hawk, Capt. Alexander, left this port to-day for Liverpool, with a cargo consisting of 25,507 West India staves, 21,024 pipe staves and 1466 ps heading. She is under charter of Messrs. Aspinall & Son and is owned by A. T. Barney, Esq., of Cleveland. She stops at ...
      The brig Black Hawk, Capt. Alexander, left this port to-day for Liverpool, ...
  • Detroit Daily Advertiser (Detroit, MI), 9 Aug, 1859
        The schr Toledo, which, about a week since, was run into by the steamer Cleveland, on Lake Michigan, was subsequently towed to Grand Haven, where she was again run into by the steamer City of Cleveland, and this time nearly demolished. She was owned in Milwaukee. ...
      The schr Toledo, which, about a week since, was run into by ...
  • Detroit Daily Advertiser (Detroit, MI), 6 Jul, 1859
        At his port there is a great demand for seamen, the supply being light. $16 per month are the going wages. ...
      At his port there is a great demand for seamen, the supply ...
  • Detroit Daily Advertiser (Detroit, MI), 7 May, 1859
        ANOTHER CANAL STEAMER. - The Utica Observer of last Friday notices the passage westward through that city, of the canal steamer G. W. Paddock, propelled by side wheels, which fold up like a fan to the side of the boat. ...
      ANOTHER CANAL STEAMER. - The Utica Observer of last Friday notices the ...
  • Detroit Daily Advertiser (Detroit, MI), June 25, 1859
        The brig Black Hawk, Capt. Alexander, left this port to-day for Liverpool, with a cargo consisting of 25,507 West India staves, 21,024 pipe staves and 1466 ps heading. She is under charter of Messrs. Aspinall & Son and is owned by A. T. Barney, Esq., of Cleveland. She stops at ...
      The brig Black Hawk, Capt. Alexander, left this port to-day for Liverpool, ...
  • Detroit Daily Advertiser (Detroit, MI), June 17, 1859
        Lightning strikes of sail vessels on the lakes were fairly common, with several a year being reported. Most ships just suffered the "shivering" (i.e. splintering) of a mast, but a few strikes - like this one - had somewhat bizarre effects...
      Lightning strikes of sail vessels on the lakes were fairly common, with ...
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