File - Lake Michigan

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Lake Michigan

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  • 1872-1938 (Creation)

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7 cm of textual material.

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Original accession forms indicate that this material was donated to the Hamilton Public Library, Local History & Archives department in 1977, but the donor is unknown.

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Screw (propeller) steamer built in St. Catharines, Ontario in 1872 by Melanchthon Simpson. There is little information pertaining to the ship and its voyage history. The file contains registration records and ownership certificates, a surveyor’s certificate, several declarations of joint owners, a steamboat inspector’s certificate, a few bills of sale, a wreck report, memorandums, receipts and telegraphs, as well as correspondence from Customs Canada, Collector’s Office, the National Revenue, Customs and Excise Division, the Department of Transport, Marine Services, legal correspondence, and correspondence from various individuals, to the Registrar of Shipping, Hamilton.

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