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Wabash Valley (Propeller), broke machinery, 25 Jul 1858

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Propeller WABASH VALLEY, general cargo, broke her shaft on Lake Huron, was towed to Detroit. Property loss $1,200
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 15, 1859 (1858 Casualty List)

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      ACCIDENT TO THE WABASH VALLEY. - The propeller WABASH VALLEY, of the Green Bay Line, broke her shaft on her way to that port, at four o'clock last Sunday morning, when ten miles below Point aux Barques. She lay at anchor until five o'clock in the evening, when she was taken in tow by the little steamer SURVEYOR, of the U. S.
Topographical Service, and brought to Forestville, from whence she was towed to Bark Shanty by the SAM WARD, aided by the tug REINDEER, Capt. Keeler. From the latter point she was towed by the REINDEER here, having arrived this morning. A new shaft and wheel will be forwarded from Buffalo. - Detroit Tribune.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Thursday, July 29, 1858

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      The propeller WABASH VALLEY, of the Buffalo and Green Bay Line, which broke her shaft some time since, has been repaired, and sailed yesterday for Green Bay. - Detroit Tribune.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Friday, August 13, 1858

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The Detroit Tribune understands that the propeller WABASH VALLEY, now lying at that port disabled, is the propeller which collided with the tug EXPERIMENT, in the river, about ten days since, causing much damage to the latter vessel.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      July 30, 1858

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Reason: broke machinery
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $1,200
Remarks: Repaired
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William R. McNeil
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Wabash Valley (Propeller), broke machinery, 25 Jul 1858