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A. D. Patchin (Steamboat), broke machinery, 2 Jul 1847

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The steamer A.D. PATCHIN broke her piston head on Lake Michigan on her last trip up, and is now at Milwaukee for repairs.
      Cleveland Herald
      Wed. July 14, 1847

ACCIDENT ON LAKE MICHIGAN.---The steam boat A.D.PATCHIN, on the 2nd. inst.,
on her passage to this port, broke her piston head, and was towed into the South Manitou
Island by the propeller GENESEE CHIEF and steamboat LOUISIANA. One of the hands
belonging to the GENESEE CHIEF, while towing the PATCHIN, by the name of Gilbert
Wright, from Charlotte, Monroe County, N.Y.,aged about 23 years, fell overboard, and
before any assistance could be rendered, was drowned. The deceased formerly came from
Canada, where his parents now reside.--Chicago Trib
      Detroit Free press
      Wednesday, July 14, 1847

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Reason: broke machinery
Lives: nil
Remarks: damage slight
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.68473 Longitude: -86.53036
William R. McNeil
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A. D. Patchin (Steamboat), broke machinery, 2 Jul 1847