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Louisville (Propeller), burnt, 29 Sep 1857

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Propeller LOUISVILLE burnt off Chicago. Property loss $25,000. One life lost.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 28, 1858 (1857 Casualty List)

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      A despatch from Chicago last evening says the Northern Transportation Co.'s propeller LOUISVILLE was burned last night 10 miles off Chicago. The crew were taken off by the schooner ELBE. One person, a fireman was lost. The propeller was insured for $22,000, in what companies is not ascertained.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      October 1, 1857 2-6

Steam screw LOUISVILLE. Of 366 tons. Built Buffalo, N.Y., 1853. First home port, Oswego, N.Y. Lost 1857
      Merchant Steam Vessels of the U. S. A.
      Lytle - Holdcamper List, 1790 to 1868

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Reason: burnt
Lives: 1
Hull damage: $25,000
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 41.85003 Longitude: -87.65005
William R. McNeil
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Louisville (Propeller), burnt, 29 Sep 1857