Early days on the lakes, 1864.


Early days on the lakes, 1864.

History of Buffalo and Black Rock harbors, and other harbors on the Great Lakes, with information on captains, builders of sail and steam vessels in Buffalo and other ports; and the principal businessmen of Buffalo. Walker includes detailed descriptions of the Walk-in-the Water and other early vessels; relates his experiences during the cholera epidemic of 1832, as captain of the steamer Sheldon Thompson..

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Buffalo Historical Society (N.Y.).

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Ward, Eber B., 1811-1875

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In 1807 Eber Ward married Sally Potter (d. 1818). Together they had four children, including Emily (1809- ) and Eber Brock (1811-1875). At various times, the family lived in Upper Canada, Salem (Ohio), Detroit, Bois Blanc, and Mackinac (Mich.). Eber served as the lighthouse keeper at Bois Blanc, 1830-1831. As a young man, Eber B. Ward worked with his uncle, Samuel Ward, a prominent shipbuilder in Marine City (Mich.). Eventually they became partners in "Ward's Line of Steamers" and successfully b...

Walk-in-the-Water (Ship)

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Allen, Levi, 1802-1893.

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Newberry, Oliver, 1789-1860.

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Born in East Windsor,Conn., Nov. 17, 1739; served in War of 1812 and Black Hawk War; settled in Buffalo, N. Y., 1816; removed to Detroit, 1820; secured government contracts for supplies for forts in the region; became prominent shipbuilder; built his first steamboat, the "Michigan" in 1833 and several warehouses on Detroit river front; was elected an alderman, 1831; died in Detroit, July 30, 1860. (from Appleton; Herringshaw) (blue index cards) From the description of Oliver Newberry...

Walker, Augustus, 1799 or 1800-1865.

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Great Lakes captain; worked as an agent and consignee for S. Thompson & Co. from 1822-1836. From the description of Early days on the lakes, 1864. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 185027100 ...

Reed, Charles Manning, 1803-1871

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