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  • Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH), 10 Jul 1845, p. 2
        Buffalo, June 8--The docks are without the stir and bustle which usually appears about them. The amount of shipping arriving and departing is very trifling. Many vessels have been laid up for want of freights. The Steamboat Association have commenced disposing of their surplus boats by ...
      Buffalo, June 8--The docks are without the stir and bustle which usually ...
  • Steamboat Association -- Freights
    Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH), 4 Jun 1845     Steamboat Association -- Freights The rates agreed upon are as follows, to be in effect until the 1st of September: From Buffalo to Cleveland and all ports east thereof, 12 1/2 cents per 100 lbs. for heavy, and 15 cents for light. To Mackinaw, Milwaukie, Racine, ...
    Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH), 4 Jun 1845   Steamboat Association -- Freights The rates agreed upon are as follows, to ...
  • Steamboat Combination
    Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH), 30 May 1845, p. 2     Steamboat Combination The Buffalo Pilot has the following Thursday, May 29 We noticed yesterday morning that the departing boats charged uniform rates of passage and freight, which is a pretty sure indication that opposition has ceased. It was ...
    Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH), 30 May 1845, p. 2   Steamboat Combination The Buffalo Pilot has the following Thursday, May 29 We ...
  • Steamboat Combination
    Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH), 6 Aug 1846, p. 2     Steamboat Combination There is nothing so much to be abhorred in a country like this as moneyed combinations for purposes of monopoly. The Steamboat Combination upon these Lakes is one of this kind. It has been in operation most of the time for seven years, and has become a burthen ...
    Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH), 6 Aug 1846, p. 2   Steamboat Combination There is nothing so much to be abhorred in a ...
  • Ship Building at Cleveland
    Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH), 11 Mar 1846     Ship Building at Cleveland. Many will be astounded to learn that the ship building, now carried on at this place, gives constant employment and good wages to near five hundred men, and employs an amount of capital second to no other port on the Lakes. We are satisfied of ...
    Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH), 11 Mar 1846   Ship Building at Cleveland. Many will be astounded to learn that the ...
  • Terrible Collision!!!
    Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH), 11 Jun 1847, p. 2     Terrible Collision!!! Steamer Chesapeake and Schr. Porter Sunk. Several Lives Lost. We are indebted to the Captain, Clerk, and Steward of the Chesapeake for the following particulars of this horrible affair:-- The Chesapeake and constellation were ...
    Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH), 11 Jun 1847, p. 2   Terrible Collision!!! Steamer Chesapeake and Schr. Porter Sunk. Several Lives Lost. We ...
  • Steamboat Combination
    Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH), 18 Feb 1848, p. 2     Steamboat Combination.-- There is an effort making on the part of Steamboat owners to effect a combination, which bids fair to be successful...
    Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH), 18 Feb 1848, p. 2   Steamboat Combination.-- There is an effort making on the part of Steamboat ...
  • Steam Boat Columbus Ashore
    Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH), 1 Apr 1848, p. 2     Steam Boat Columbus Ashore The De Witt Clinton came up from Buffalo this morning. She reports the Columbus, Capt. McQueen, as ashore since day before yesterday on the pier at Dunkirk. The Clinton pulled at her some time but without success. It is apprehended that she must be a ...
    Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH), 1 Apr 1848, p. 2   Steam Boat Columbus Ashore The De Witt Clinton came up from Buffalo ...
  • The Steamer America Ashore
    Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH), 6 Sep 1850     The Steamer America Ashore. The well known and popular Steamer America, which has run for several years between this city and Toronto, via the Canada Shore, went ashore at Cobourg on Saturday night. The circumstances under which the vessel met with the accident are about as ...
    Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH), 6 Sep 1850   The Steamer America Ashore. The well known and popular Steamer America, which ...
  • Accident to the Ruby
    Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH), 14 Sep 1853, p. 2     ACCIDENT TO THE RUBY.--The St. Clair Observer of Saturday says: "Yesterday, while coming up the river below Algonac, the Ruby broke her shaft, and before she could be stopped had torn her disabled wheel all to pieces and greatly damaged her wheel house. ...
    Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH), 14 Sep 1853, p. 2   ACCIDENT TO THE RUBY.--The St. Clair Observer of Saturday says: "Yesterday, while ...
  • Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH), 10 Apr 1854
        The May Queen, on her way to Detroit, Saturday night, when a few miles from Point au Pelee, broke one of her shafts, between the arms of the wheel. Fortunately, the Cleveland was near at hand, on her way down, and took her in tow, arriving here about nine o'clock ...
      The May Queen, on her way to Detroit, Saturday night, when a ...
  • Shipwreck and Loss of Life at Long Point Cut
    Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH), 10 Dec 1855, p. 3     SHIPWRECK AND LOSS OF LIFE AT LONG POINT CUT.--By letter received from Geo. J. Ready, Esq., Collector at Port Brown [Port Rowan], we learn further in regard to the schooner Hellowell, that she was loaded with lumber and went ashore on the east side of the entrance to the cut ...
    Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH), 10 Dec 1855, p. 3   SHIPWRECK AND LOSS OF LIFE AT LONG POINT CUT.--By letter received from ...
  • Pt. Stanley, Nov. 23
    Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH), 24 Nov 1857     PT. STANLEY, Nov. 23.--The propeller Forest Queen, which by the aid of steam and her anchors safely rode out the late gale, was to-day towed to Bruce by the tug Relief. The propeller had lost her rudder...
    Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH), 24 Nov 1857   PT. STANLEY, Nov. 23.--The propeller Forest Queen, which by the aid of ...
  • The Steamer Illinois
    Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH), 1 Oct 1857, p. 3     THE STEAMER ILLINOIS.-- The propeller CIty of Superior towed the steamer Illinois from Copper Harbor to Detroit. Her crank was cracked between Sault Ste. Marie and Marquette on her way up, but she made her trip to Ontonagon and was on her return when the crank gave out...
    Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH), 1 Oct 1857, p. 3   THE STEAMER ILLINOIS.-- The propeller CIty of Superior towed the steamer Illinois ...
  • Steamer Illinois
    Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH), 7 Aug 1857, p. 3     STEAMER ILLINOIS.--The steamer Illinois, Capt. Wilson which arrived at Detroit on Wednesday night, broke her crank near the head of St. Clair River on her way down from Superior. The steamer Michigan, in the neighborhood at the time of the accident, was signaled and repaired to the assistance of ...
    Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH), 7 Aug 1857, p. 3   STEAMER ILLINOIS.--The steamer Illinois, Capt. Wilson which arrived at Detroit on Wednesday ...
  • Accident to the Iron LCity
    Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH), 6 Aug 1857, p. 3     ACCIDENT TO THE IRON CITY.--By the propeller Detroit, which arrived this morning from Lake Superior, we are informed that on going up River St. Mary she burst her steam pipe, and was disabled from proceeding on her voyage. The engineer came down to Detroit on the steamer Illinois and will ...
    Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH), 6 Aug 1857, p. 3   ACCIDENT TO THE IRON CITY.--By the propeller Detroit, which arrived this morning ...
  • Steamboat Explosion and Loss of Life
    Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH), 20 Oct 1858, p. 1     STEAMBOAT EXPLOSION AND LOSS OF LIFE.-- The steamer Canada collapsed a flue Wednesday morning while lying at the dock at Bay City killing the wheelsman and fireman instantly, and injuring the watchman of the boat so seriously that he died in about five minutes. -- Detroit paper...
    Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH), 20 Oct 1858, p. 1   STEAMBOAT EXPLOSION AND LOSS OF LIFE.-- The steamer Canada collapsed a flue ...
  • Arrival of the Northern Light
    Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH), 11 Jun 1860, p. 3     Arrival of the Northern Light The steamer Northern Light arrived from Lake Superior yesterday, having left Ontonagon on Tuesday, the 5th. The Iron City broke her shaft at the Sault on Friday morning, and lost one wheel. A new wheel has been ordered ...
    Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH), 11 Jun 1860, p. 3   Arrival of the Northern Light The steamer Northern Light arrived from Lake ...
  • The Illinois
    Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH), 20 Jul 1861, p. 3     The Illinois The steamer Illinois arrived at Detroit yesterday morning. She will stop at Detroit to repair her starboard wheel and will not come down this trip. Her freight and passengers came down on the May Queen this morning. Her regular time for ...
    Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH), 20 Jul 1861, p. 3   The Illinois The steamer Illinois arrived at Detroit yesterday morning. She will ...
  • 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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