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Sun (Propeller), U22281, broke machinery, 21 Oct 1854

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SUN Propeller, broke down off Milwaukee, towed in. Property loss $3,000.
      Buffalo Democracy
      Feb. 28, 1855 (casualty list)

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PROPELLER "SUN" DISABLED.--Capt. Gebhard, of the propeller SUN, arrived last evening from Milwaukee, to have some castings made for his propeller, which had been disabled. Capt. Gebhard informs us that in a gale on Lake Michigan, on Sunday last, the propeller broke her cylinder and other portions of her engine, and was fallen in with and towed to Milwaukee by the steamer ARCTIC. The accident will probably detain her four or five days.
      The Democracy, Buffalo
      Thursday, October 26, 1854

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      PROPELLER SUN DISABLED. - We are informed that this propeller, when off Sheboygan last Sunday, had some portion of her machinery broken during a gale, rendering her wholly unmanageable. The steamer ARCTIC took her into Milwaukee. Capt. Gebhard is now in town, and will take up such castings as are necessary to supply the place of those that were broken.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Saturday, October 28, 1854

Steam screw SUN. U. S. No. 22281. Of 629 tons gross. Built Buffalo, N.Y., 1854. First home port, Buffalo, N.Y. Foundered off Rondeau, Ont., July 12, 1874. No lives lost.
      Merchant Steam Vessels of the U. S. A.
      The Lytle - Holdcamper List, 1790 - 1868

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Reason: broke machinery
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $3,000
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Wisconsin, United States
    Latitude: 43.0389 Longitude: -87.90647
William R. McNeil
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Sun (Propeller), U22281, broke machinery, 21 Oct 1854