The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
John Owen (Steamboat), broke machinery, 26 Jun 1847

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ACCIDENT TO THE STEAMER 'JOHN OWEN' - We are sorry to learn that the steamer JOHN OWEN broke her walking beam and otherwise injured her engine on Saturday last, on her way to Detroit. It was a providential escape, that no one on board of her was killed - as we understand by those who were on her, that a part of the walking beam was forced through the upper deck to the main beck below. It will take several days to repair her. In the meantime, the CHAUTAUQUE will take her place in the line.

Toledo Blade.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      July 2, 1847

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Reason: broke machinery
Lives: nil
Remarks: Repaired
Also quoted in Democratic Free Press (Detroit), 1 July 1847, p. 2 with an added note that "The steamer Missouri, Capt. D. McBride has taken her place in the Toledo line. She leaves Toledo every Sunday morning."

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.454166 Longitude: -81.121388
William R. McNeil
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John Owen (Steamboat), broke machinery, 26 Jun 1847