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  • Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), April 15, 1835
        PORT OF DETROIT ENTERED April1, 1835.S. B.Detroit, Gillet, Cleveland "<cell ...
      PORT OF DETROIT ENTERED April1, 1835.S. B.Detroit, Gillet, Cleveland "<cell ...
  • Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 30 May 1836
        PORT OF DETROIT ARRIVED May 24, S.B. United States, Hart, Buffalo. Andrew Jackson, Atwood, Miami. Sandusky, Titus, Buffalo. Columbus, Walker, " Schr. David Crockett, Day, River Thames (U.C.); cargo barley, peas, corn, ...
      PORT OF DETROIT ARRIVED May 24, S.B. United States, Hart, Buffalo. Andrew ...
  • Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 13 Nov 1839
        INTERESTING FACTS. - The first decked vessel ever built within the limits of the old United States, was constructed on the banks of the Hudson, by Adrian Block, in the summer of 1614. She was called a yacht, and her first voyage was made through Hell Gate, into the sound, ...
      INTERESTING FACTS. - The first decked vessel ever built within the limits ...
  • Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 24 Jul 1839
        A novelty appeared in our river last week, it being no less than a miniature steamboat built for the purpose of testing a new boiler, invented by Mr. John Lille, an ingenious mechanic of this village. The boat is 32 feet long by 6 wide; the cylinder is 20 inches ...
      A novelty appeared in our river last week, it being no less ...
  • Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 27 Mar 1840, p. 2
        The good Steamer Chesapeake, Captain D. Howe, arrived yesterday at half past 11 o'clock, A. M., from Cleveland. She has been thoroughly overhauled during the winter, painted and decorated in Capt. Howe's latest style. No one on our lakes knows better how to make a "ten strike" in the public ...
      The good Steamer Chesapeake, Captain D. Howe, arrived yesterday at half past ...
  • Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), Oct 25, 1844
        The schooner John Marshall is a complete wreck, near Mexico Bay, east of Oswego. She had 50 Mormons on board from St. Lawrence county, all of whom were saved. ...
      The schooner John Marshall is a complete wreck, near Mexico Bay, east ...
  • Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), Tues., 15 Jun, 1847
        The Hendrick Hudson, up this morning, reports the masts of the Rough and Ready visible, and numerous barrels, boxes, &c.;, afloat in the vicinity of the wreck. ...
      The Hendrick Hudson, up this morning, reports the masts of the Rough ...
  • Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), Mon., 14 Jun, 1847
        The schooner "Rough and Ready," which had a collision with the steamer Constellation, had on board 4,000 bu wheat and 500 bbls flour, insured. The vessel belonged to the captain and a Mr. <name ...
      The schooner "Rough and Ready," which had a collision with the steamer ...
  • Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), Sat., 12 Jun, 1847, page 2
        The schooner "Rough and Ready," of Cleveland, came in collision with the steamer Constellation on Thursday and sunk. At first it was supposed to be the schr. of ...
      The schooner "Rough and Ready," of Cleveland, came in collision with the ...
  • Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 14 Jul 1847
        *Douglass Houghton, first Michigan state geologist, who is generally credited with germinating the copper and iron industries in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. **Probably refers to the Astor schooner FUR TRADER. *** Out of Cleveland in 1850. ...
      *Douglass Houghton, first Michigan state geologist, who is generally credited with germinating ...
  • Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), June 21, 1848
        This was a very important expedition of discovery. Many specimens from it are part of the permanent collections of the American Museum of Natural History and the Smithsonian. Geologist and biologist Agassiz, newly installed as a professor at Harvard was to become one of the preeminent scientists of the 19th ...
      This was a very important expedition of discovery. Many specimens from it ...
  • Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 20 May 1848
        LAKE STEAMERS. - The British steamers of war on the lakes are the Cherokee, carrying 2 eight inch Paixhans, and 40 men, the burthen is 752 tons, the engine of 200 horse power; the Mohawk, two 18 mediums, 25 men, 60 horse power, and 194 tons; the Minos, two guns, ...
      LAKE STEAMERS. - The British steamers of war on the lakes are ...
  • Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), June 21, 1848
        THE STEAMER NIAGARA. - This vessel that went ashore early this spring near the mouth of the Genesee River on Lake Ontario, after laying seven weeks has at last been raised. The American says: "She was taken into the harbor between the piers; but in the course of the night ...
      THE STEAMER NIAGARA. - This vessel that went ashore early this spring ...
  • Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), Apr 25, 1848
        THE WRECK OF THE NIAGARA. - The Rochester Advertiser thinks that this vessel, wrecked near the mouth of the river, will be got off in a short time. Workmen are going at it immediately, under the direction of Mr. George Wick, of Oswego. The necessary apparatus was brought up to ...
      THE WRECK OF THE NIAGARA. - The Rochester Advertiser thinks that this ...
  • Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 7 May 1849
        *Port Huron **At Black R. (now Lorain ), Ohio R.C. Bristol, author of the letter extracted below, was a pioneer Lake Michigan skipper, shipbuilder and vessel owner. His commands included the brig JOHN KENZIE, the steamer NEW YORK and the schooner FLORIDA. In 1843 he built the famous steamer INDEPENDENCE ...
      *Port Huron **At Black R. (now Lorain ), Ohio R.C. Bristol, author ...
  • Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 31 Mar 1849
        Steamboat Lines and Appointments for the Season of 1849. We give below the various steamboat lines running in the Chicago trade, and to different points from this city, for which we are indebted for much of the information, to the Buffalo Express. We have endeavored to give the ...
      Steamboat Lines and Appointments for the Season of 1849. We give below ...
  • Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), Oct 15, 1850
        Thunder Bay Island, Oct. 9, 1850 Messrs. Editors of the Free Press. Gents: With much regret, I have to inform you of the total loss of the steamer Benj. Franklin, at 5 o'clock yesterday morning, on the shoal on the southeast point of the Island. Passengers, officers and ...
      Thunder Bay Island, Oct. 9, 1850 Messrs. Editors of the Free Press. ...
  • Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), Sat., Dec. 7, 1850
        * Probably a typo - the skipper of the TROY at this time was the famous David P. Dobbins, who was also part owner of the boat...
      * Probably a typo - the skipper of the TROY at this ...
  • Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), Tues., Apr 29, 1851
        *Mrs. Grundy - n. Any person who is too much concerned with being proper, modest, or righteous (Rogets II Thesaurus, 1995) The EMPIRE STATE was built at St. Clair, Michigan by Griffin in 1848 and was 299 feet and 1,554 tons, old style - a very large ship for her ...
      *Mrs. Grundy - n. Any person who is too much concerned with ...
  • Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), May 20, 1851
        STEAMBOAT NORTHERNER. - This excellent and commodious boat, built at Cleveland during the past winter, especially for the Sault Ste. Marie and Lake Superior trade by the Messrs. Turner, of Ohio City, is now on her second trip to the Sault. We are glad to see capitalists, both at home ...
      STEAMBOAT NORTHERNER. - This excellent and commodious boat, built at Cleveland during ...
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