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Governor Cushman (Propeller), U10232, broke machinery, 1 May 1861

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CUSHMAN, GOVERNOR Propeller, when going out of Dunkirk broke her starboard shaft.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Jan. 22, 1862. Casualty List 1861

A DIVER. -- The steamer GOV. CUSHMAN broke one of her stern or wheel shafts, and was obliged to return to Dunkirk in a leaky condition. The injury being too far under water of admit of the usual repairs, Capt. F.D. Harrison, who was present, volunteered to stop the leak. Notwithstanding the coldness of the water, he is reported to have dived fifty times within the space of three hours, and though at times perfectly exhausted and chilled, succeeded in stopping the leak.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      June 4, 1861

Steamer GOVERNOR CUSHMAN. U. S. No. 10232. oF 687.80 Tons. 316 Horsepower. Home port , Whitehall, N.Y.
      Merchant Vessels of the United States, 1867
propeller GOVERNOR CUSHMAN. Of 384 tons. Built 1857 at Cleveland, Ohio. First home port, Cleveland, Ohio. Disposition:-- Lost 1868.
      Merchant Steam Vessels of the United States,
      1790 - 1868 The Lytle - Holdcamper List.

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Reason: broke machinery
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $400
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 42.4795 Longitude: -79.33393
William R. McNeil
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Governor Cushman (Propeller), U10232, broke machinery, 1 May 1861