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  • Western Herald (Sandwich, ON), Wednesday, April 28, 1841
    Western Herald (Sandwich, ON), Wednesday, April 28, 1841
    textnewspaper       Commencement of 'the Lake' Navigation.-- Lake Erie is open 'clear' to Buffalo. The news was brought by one of the American Steam-boats last week which sailed downwards on the Canada shore and returned up through the middle of the lake. We have received no intelligence yet as to the opening ...
    textnewspaper     Commencement of 'the Lake' Navigation.-- Lake Erie is open 'clear' to Buffalo. The news was brought by one of the American Steam-boats last week which sailed downwards on the Canada ...
    Maritime History of the Great Lakes
  • Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), October 14, 1882
    Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), October 14, 1882
    textnewspaper       Toward the end of the 19th century, the papers made much of the practice among vessel owners of continuing to use old wooden schooners until they were barely able to float. Indeed, statistics show that as high as 80% of all wooden vessel were used until wrecked, rather than being ...
    textnewspaper     Toward the end of the 19th century, the papers made much of the practice among vessel owners of continuing to use old wooden schooners until they were barely able to ...
    Maritime History of the Great Lakes
  • Western Herald (Sandwich, ON), Tuesday, January 3, 1838
    Western Herald (Sandwich, ON), Tuesday, January 3, 1838
    textnewspaper       Since our first number was issued we have been in a state of excitement never before equaled in consequence of the threatening attitude assumed by the rebel blood-hounds and their associates, the loafers of Detroit.Ever since the dispersion of McKenzie and his brave, patriotic followers, ...
    textnewspaper     Since our first number was issued we have been in a state of excitement never before equaled in consequence of the threatening attitude assumed by the rebel blood-hounds and their ...
    Maritime History of the Great Lakes
  • Western Herald (Sandwich, ON), Tuesday, October 9, 1838
    Western Herald (Sandwich, ON), Tuesday, October 9, 1838
    textnewspaper       The Steam Boat CYNTHIA Burnt. -- On Saturday last the Steam Boat CYNTHIA, commanded by Capt. J. H. Hodson, when two miles this side of Amherstburgh, on her way to sandwich, was discovered to be on fire. So rapidly did the flames spread over the upper works, that it was ...
    textnewspaper     The Steam Boat CYNTHIA Burnt. -- On Saturday last the Steam Boat CYNTHIA, commanded by Capt. J. H. Hodson, when two miles this side of Amherstburgh, on her way to ...
    Maritime History of the Great Lakes
  • Western Herald (Sandwich, ON), Tuesday, October 16, 1838
    Western Herald (Sandwich, ON), Tuesday, October 16, 1838
    textnewspaper       The hermaphrodite schooner ' BROCK,' lost two of her guns during a little squall on Lake Huron, a short time ago, which, it appears, were not secured against such an emergency, doubtless, owing to the supposition by the salt water gentleman who commands the vessel, that fresh water is not ...
    textnewspaper     The hermaphrodite schooner ' BROCK,' lost two of her guns during a little squall on Lake Huron, a short time ago, which, it appears, were not secured against such an ...
    Maritime History of the Great Lakes
  • Western Herald (Sandwich, ON), Tuesday, October 30, 1838
    Western Herald (Sandwich, ON), Tuesday, October 30, 1838
    textnewspaper       Yesterday morning the schr. BROCK brought up from Amherstburgh, and landed at our wharf, the long nine-pounder, which was taken with the schooner ' ANN of Detroit,' two smaller guns, 200 stand of musket and accoutrements, and 20,000 rounds of ball cartridge. The BROCK left this the same day ...
    textnewspaper     Yesterday morning the schr. BROCK brought up from Amherstburgh, and landed at our wharf, the long nine-pounder, which was taken with the schooner ' ANN of Detroit,' two smaller guns, ...
    Maritime History of the Great Lakes
  • Western Herald (Sandwich, ON), Thursday, June 6, 1839
    Western Herald (Sandwich, ON), Thursday, June 6, 1839
    textnewspaper       A few days since, one of the Yankee Brigands captured at Windsor, and so humanely set at large by His Excellency Sir George Arthur, with several of his companions in arms, a short time since paid a visit to a gentleman in the neighborhood, and demanded a watch which he ...
    textnewspaper     A few days since, one of the Yankee Brigands captured at Windsor, and so humanely set at large by His Excellency Sir George Arthur, with several of his companions in ...
    Maritime History of the Great Lakes
  • Western Herald (Sandwich, ON), Thursday, June 13, 1839
    Western Herald (Sandwich, ON), Thursday, June 13, 1839
    textnewspaper       The Steamboat CYNTHIA. -- Which was burnt last autumn between this and Amherstburgh, part of whose hull and engine was saved from the devouring elements, last week made her appearance in our waters, having come from Chatham, entirely renovated, resucitated, altered, amended, improved, revised ...
    textnewspaper     The Steamboat CYNTHIA. -- Which was burnt last autumn between this and Amherstburgh, part of whose hull and engine was saved from the devouring elements, last week made her appearance ...
    Maritime History of the Great Lakes
  • Western Herald (Sandwich, ON), Wednesday, August 21, 1839
    Western Herald (Sandwich, ON), Wednesday, August 21, 1839
    textnewspaper       The Steam-boat THREE BROTHERS. -- The enterprising and public-spirited Messrs. Eberts of the flourishing town of Chatham, have lately added to our few water craft a splendid new steamer bearing the above appropriate name. She was launched at Chatham last Spring, and made her first appearance ...
    textnewspaper     The Steam-boat THREE BROTHERS. -- The enterprising and public-spirited Messrs. Eberts of the flourishing town of Chatham, have lately added to our few water craft a splendid new steamer bearing ...
    Maritime History of the Great Lakes
  • Western Herald (Sandwich, ON), Wednesday, August 28, 1839
    Western Herald (Sandwich, ON), Wednesday, August 28, 1839
    textnewspaper       We learn from the Oswego Herald that the schooner GURNSEY, of Rochester, the vessel that carried the gang of pirates to Cobourg, returned to Oswego from a Canadian port lumber laden; the Captain and crew were drunk, and had more money than personsin their circumstances generally possess. This ...
    textnewspaper     We learn from the Oswego Herald that the schooner GURNSEY, of Rochester, the vessel that carried the gang of pirates to Cobourg, returned to Oswego from a Canadian port lumber ...
    Maritime History of the Great Lakes
  • Western Herald (Sandwich, ON), Wednesday, September 11, 1839
    Western Herald (Sandwich, ON), Wednesday, September 11, 1839
    textnewspaper       A schooner was capsized opposite this town on Monday last, a strong gale from the South West prevailing at the time. She had neither cargo or ballast on board, and had she not been improperly managed the accident would not have occurred. No lives were lost; proper assistance was rendered ...
    textnewspaper     A schooner was capsized opposite this town on Monday last, a strong gale from the South West prevailing at the time. She had neither cargo or ballast on board, and ...
    Maritime History of the Great Lakes
  • Western Herald (Sandwich, ON), Wednesday, September 18, 1839
    Western Herald (Sandwich, ON), Wednesday, September 18, 1839
    textnewspaper       (From the Detroit Free Press, Sept. 3.)DESTRUCTION OF THE STEAMBOAT "GREAT WESTERN."About half past seven o'clock on Sunday evening, after our Monday's paper was put to press, our city was thrown into great excitement by a cry of fire from the " GREAT WESTERN ," lying at the wharf of ...
    textnewspaper     (From the Detroit Free Press, Sept. 3.)DESTRUCTION OF THE STEAMBOAT "GREAT WESTERN."About half past seven o'clock on Sunday evening, after our Monday's paper was put to press, our city was ...
    Maritime History of the Great Lakes
  • Western Herald (Sandwich, ON), Thursday, December 19, 1839
    Western Herald (Sandwich, ON), Thursday, December 19, 1839
    textnewspaper       It affords us much pleasure to copy from the Detroit Free Press of the 11th instant, the following testimonial of the gallantry and humanity displayed by our esteemed friend, Samuel Hosk Derriman, Esq., R. N., of Her Majesty's steamer KINGSTON:-- "The subscribers , passengers on board the ...
    textnewspaper     It affords us much pleasure to copy from the Detroit Free Press of the 11th instant, the following testimonial of the gallantry and humanity displayed by our esteemed friend, Samuel ...
    Maritime History of the Great Lakes
  • Western Herald (Sandwich, ON), Thursday, January 16, 1840
    Western Herald (Sandwich, ON), Thursday, January 16, 1840
    textnewspaper       On Tuesday last a new steamboat, built for the Hon. John Hamilton, was launched in gallant style from the works of the Niagara Harbour and Dock Company, amid the loud hurrahs of a large assemblage of spectators. She was christened the NIAGARA , is intended to run between Toronto and ...
    textnewspaper     On Tuesday last a new steamboat, built for the Hon. John Hamilton, was launched in gallant style from the works of the Niagara Harbour and Dock Company, amid the loud ...
    Maritime History of the Great Lakes
  • Western Herald (Sandwich, ON), Saturday, February 29, 1840
    Western Herald (Sandwich, ON), Saturday, February 29, 1840
    textnewspaper       (From the Toronto Patriot.)INDEMNIFICATION FOR LOSSES.The House on the motion of Col. Prince, went into a committee of the whole for granting a sum sufficient to indemnify persons from losses, and to pay all demands arising out of the late rebellion and invasion of this country....The ...
    textnewspaper     (From the Toronto Patriot.)INDEMNIFICATION FOR LOSSES.The House on the motion of Col. Prince, went into a committee of the whole for granting a sum sufficient to indemnify persons from losses, ...
    Maritime History of the Great Lakes
  • Western Herald (Sandwich, ON), Wednesday, May 12, 1841
    Western Herald (Sandwich, ON), Wednesday, May 12, 1841
    textnewspaper       Although but ten days have elapsed since the ice left our harbour, yet during that time a fleet of from 40 to 50 first class Lake Schooners have arrived in port all deeply laden principally with flour. A number of Barges have been already despatched by our forwarders, with flour, ...
    textnewspaper     Although but ten days have elapsed since the ice left our harbour, yet during that time a fleet of from 40 to 50 first class Lake Schooners have arrived in ...
    Maritime History of the Great Lakes
  • Western Herald (Sandwich, ON), Wednesday, May 10, 1841
    Western Herald (Sandwich, ON), Wednesday, May 10, 1841
    textnewspaper       THE BROTHERSYe steamers on the River Thames,Though great your fame -- and loved your names--And so wonderful your speed;Take down your brooms, and own at last,With deep hoarse groans, and flags half-mast,That you are outdone at last.Don't you see the dashing foam,The ...
    textnewspaper     THE BROTHERSYe steamers on the River Thames,Though great your fame -- and loved your names--And so wonderful your speed;Take down your brooms, and own at last,With deep hoarse groans, and ...
    Maritime History of the Great Lakes
  • Western Herald (Sandwich, ON), Wednesday, May 26, 1841
    Western Herald (Sandwich, ON), Wednesday, May 26, 1841
    textnewspaper       We learn from the British Whig of the 14th inst. the schooner AMHERSTBURG, owned by Messrs. J.J. Dougall; and the Brigantine JOHN DOUGALL, owned by the same respectable and enterprising firm, had arrived at Kingston, the former laden with 5,078 bushels of wheat, and the latter with 497 ...
    textnewspaper     We learn from the British Whig of the 14th inst. the schooner AMHERSTBURG, owned by Messrs. J.J. Dougall; and the Brigantine JOHN DOUGALL, owned by the same respectable and enterprising ...
    Maritime History of the Great Lakes
  • Western Herald (Sandwich, ON), Wednesday, June 2, 1841
    Western Herald (Sandwich, ON), Wednesday, June 2, 1841
    textnewspaper       LAUNCH. -- A Steam Boat of a beautiful model called the VULCAN, was launched on Wednesday, from Mr. Parkin's Ship Yard; she is owned by Sanderson and Murray, and is intended for the Rideau Canal. She went off in fine style, and was towed in by the SWAN, which boat ...
    textnewspaper     LAUNCH. -- A Steam Boat of a beautiful model called the VULCAN, was launched on Wednesday, from Mr. Parkin's Ship Yard; she is owned by Sanderson and Murray, and is ...
    Maritime History of the Great Lakes
  • Western Herald (Sandwich, ON), Thursday, June 24, 1841
    Western Herald (Sandwich, ON), Thursday, June 24, 1841
    textnewspaper       The Quickest Trip Yet. -- The fine schooner "CHAPMAN," commanded by Capt. J. Lang, left Kingston on Friday the 11th inst. At 8 o'clock P. M., and arrived at Amherstburg on the morning of the 15th at 10 o'clock P. M. -- time, four days and two hours!A new steamer, ...
    textnewspaper     The Quickest Trip Yet. -- The fine schooner "CHAPMAN," commanded by Capt. J. Lang, left Kingston on Friday the 11th inst. At 8 o'clock P. M., and arrived at Amherstburg ...
    Maritime History of the Great Lakes
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