The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Susquehanna (Propeller), broke machinery, 1 Jul 1860

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Propeller SUSQUEHANNA, broke machinery on Lake Huron.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      March 11, 1861. (Casualty List, 1860)

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The prop. SUSQUEHANNA, while on her passage from Buffalo to Chicago, and
when within 10 miles of Presque Isle, Lake Huron, on Saturday last, broke her
cylinder head by the strap giving way which connects the connecting rod with the
piston. Her passengers, some 15 or 20 in number, were taken on board the prop.
RACINE which came along shortly after. The prop. YOUNG AMERICA, bound
down about the same time, took the SUSQUEHANNA in tow, bringing her as far as
Sarnia from which point she was brought to this city by the prop. PITTSBURGH,
where she at present remains awaiting orders from her owners at Cleveland. It is
more than probable that she will proceed on to Cleveland to make all necessary
      Detroit Free Press
      July 24, 1860

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Reason: broke machinery
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $600
Remarks: Repaired
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Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.640833 Longitude: -81.768055
William R. McNeil
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Susquehanna (Propeller), broke machinery, 1 Jul 1860