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Galena (Propeller), broke machinery, 27 Sep 1860

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Propeller GALENA, broke the head of her cylinder on Lake Erie, towed to Cleveland.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      March 11, 1861. (Casualty List, 1860)

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ACCIDENT TO THE PROPELLER GALENA - About 7 o'clock yesterday morning,
says the Cleveland Plaindealer of last night, the propeller GELENA, in the Buffalo,
Cleveland and Chicago Line, met with an accident some forty miles below this port.
Both cylinder heads of her engine were blown out, damaging her machinery greatly,
but happily resulting in no injury to any person. The engineer and fireman happened
to be out at the time or a different result might have ensued. The explosion was owing
to the breaking of a strap. The GELENA was towed into port by a propeller which
came along at the time, arriving at 2 P.M. She will be repaired immediately.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Saturday, September 29, 1860

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Reason: broke machinery
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $1,000
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.454166 Longitude: -81.121388
William R. McNeil
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Galena (Propeller), broke machinery, 27 Sep 1860