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Westmoreland (Propeller), broke machinery, 12 Dec 1853

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WESTMORELAND Propeller, broke machinery on Lake Michigan, ran back to Milwaukee and laid up. Property loss $2,000
      Buffalo Express
      Jan. 2, 1854 (casualty List)

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      ACCIDENT TO THE WESTMORELAND. - This propeller left Higby's Pier for
Buffalo on Saturday afternoon. When out a short distance, the head of her cylinder
broke, disabling the boat, which lay in the offing with her ensign union down. The
PACIFIC was coming into the river, when observing the signal, Captain Butlin
instantly went to her assistance, and towed her in to the bend of the river, where the
WESTMORELAND grounded and laid through the night. It is doubtful whether she
can repair damages in time to make a trip to Buffalo this season.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Wednesday, December 14, 1853

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Reason: broke machinery
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $2,000
Remarks: Repaired
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Geographic Coverage:
  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.68473 Longitude: -86.53036
William R. McNeil
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Westmoreland (Propeller), broke machinery, 12 Dec 1853