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Buffalo (Propeller), collision, 5 May 1853

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Propeller BUFFALO, collided with United States Steamer MICHIGAN on Lake Huron, damaged both. Property loss $5,500 (for both vessels)
      Buffalo Express
      January 2, 1854 (casualty list, 1853)

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At 4:00 on Friday morning, off Point Aux Barques, Lake Huron, the U. S. iron
stmr. MICHIGAN and the prop. BUFFALO came in collision. No injury was done
to the steamer, but the propeller had a portion of her stem knocked off, causing
leakage, which continued until her arrival at this port. The injury was not
sufficient, however, to prevent her from leaving almost immediately.
      Detroit Free Press
      May 9, 1853

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      The Chicago Democratic Press of Tuesday says " The U. S. Steamer MICHIGAN,
Commander Bigelow, arrived yesterday morning from the lower lakes. The MICHIGAN
was run into off Point Aux Barques, Lake Huron, by the prop. BUFFALO, bound down, at
3:00 on the morning of the 5th inst., and sustained considerable injury in her upper works.
She will go upon the drydock today for repairs."
      Detroit Free Press
      May 12, 1853

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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Remarks: Repaired
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William R. McNeil
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Buffalo (Propeller), collision, 5 May 1853