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Rocket (Propeller), U21144, broke machinery, 12 Aug 1860

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

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BROKE HER SHAFT - The Detroit Advertiser says:- Propeller ROCKET, on her passage down from Green Bay, when off Point aux Barque, Sunday, broke her shaft. The steamer FORESTER, which was fortunately in that vicinity, took her in tow for a short distance, when the FOREST QUEEN, from Saginaw, took hold of her and brought her to this city. The ROCKET will be taken on to Buffalo for repairs, orders have already been sent forward for a wrought iron shaft, in the room of the former which was cast.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Wednesday, August 15, 1860

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Propeller ROCKET. U. S. No. 21144. Of 611 tons gross. Built Cleveland, Ohio, 1857. First Home port, Buffalo, N.Y. Disposition: - Rig changed to barge October 2, 1877
      Merchant Steam Vessels of the U. S. A.
      Lytle - Holdcamper List, 1790 to 1868

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Reason: broke machinery
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $450
Remarks: Repaired
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William R. McNeil
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Rocket (Propeller), U21144, broke machinery, 12 Aug 1860