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P. H. Birckhead (Propeller), U20400, broke wheel, 28 Oct 1871


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Propeller BIRCKHEAD, broke her wheel at Saginaw while towing barges.
      Marine Disasters on the Western
      Lakes during 1871, Capt. J.W. Hall

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BROKE HER WHEEL. - On Saturday the prop. BIRCKHEAD, while on her way to Bay City, broke her wheel. It is said the damages will amount to over $1,000, besides loss of time.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Wednesday, November 1, 1871


Steam screw P.H. BIRCKHEAD. U. S. No. 20400. of 495 tons gross; 222 tons net. Built Marine City, Mich, 1870. Home port, Buffalo, N.Y. 156.8 x 27.9 x 11.8 Crew of 13. Of 400 indicated horsepower. Lake Freight.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1904
     
     


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Reason: broke wheel
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $1,000
Remarks: Repaired
Date of Original:
1871
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Local identifier:
McN.W.6358
Language of Item:
English
  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.41947 Longitude: -83.95081
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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P. H. Birckhead (Propeller), U20400, broke wheel, 28 Oct 1871