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Iowa (Propeller), overboard, 11 Jun 1857

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Propeller IOWA, Mate lost overboard near Chicago.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 28, 1858 (casualty list for 1857)

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      MATE OF PROPELLER IOWA LOST. - On Thursday morning, just before
entering Chicago Harbor, the first mate of the propeller IOWA, while sitting on
the gangway, lost his balance and fell overboard. An alarm was instantly raised,
the engine stopped, and a small boat launched, but he never rose to the surface
and after searching around for about twenty minutes, they had to give it up. It
is supposed that he must have been struck by the wheels and stunned, as he was
an expert swimmer, and could have undoubtedly kept himself afloat until
assistance reached him. His name was Wm. Bosworth. He was about 26 years
of age, and leaves a young wife in Milwaukee.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Thursday, June 18, 1857

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Lives: 1
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  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 41.85003 Longitude: -87.65005
William R. McNeil
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Iowa (Propeller), overboard, 11 Jun 1857