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Omar Pasha (Propeller), U18918, struck pier, 1 Oct 1855

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PASHA, OMAR Propeller, damaged at outer pier Milwaukee. Property loss $500
      Buffalo Morning Express
      Jan. 11, 1856 (Casualty List)

THE GALE ON LAKE MICHIGAN. -- The Milwaukee sentinel of Monday, contains accounts of numerous marine disasters in that vicinity, the most serious of which is the total loss of the propeller ALLEGHENY.
The following other vessels are ashore at this port: - Schooners -- ROVER, near South Pier; J.F. PORTER, near North Point; HARVEST, near North Point.
      The schooner PORTER, belonging to Mr. Eldred, of this city, with 85,000 feet of lumber, capsized off this point, the crew escaping to the shore in a small boat. The schooner ROVER is high and dry near the Government Pier. The propeller OMAR PASHA, and one or two vessels, are aground between the piers, and will be got off without damage.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Thursday, October 25, 1855

      OMAR PASHA. -- The Detroit Democrat of the 13th says that the propeller OMAS PASHA has been raised, and was towed to Milwaukee last Saturday morning by the steamer TRAVELLER. She is damaged but little, and will be hauled out at Milwaukee and repaired.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Thursday, November 15, 1855

      Steam screw OMAR PASHA. U. S. No. 18918. Of 343 tons gross. Built Buffalo, N.Y., 1854. First home port, Detroit, Mich. DISPOSITION. - Burnt at Muskegon, Mich., October 8, 1869.
      Merchant Steam Vessels of the United States
      Lytle - Holdcamper List, 1790 to 1868

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  • Wisconsin, United States
    Latitude: 43.0389 Longitude: -87.90647
William R. McNeil
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Omar Pasha (Propeller), U18918, struck pier, 1 Oct 1855