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St. Louis (Steamboat), collision, 27 Aug 1851

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Stmr. St. LOUIS run into and badly damaged by the propeller A. ROSSITTER
which was entering Chicago Harbor. August 27, 1851
      Casualty List for 1851
      Erik Hyle's private papers

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      August 27, 1851. - Steamer St. LOUIS and propeller ROSSITER collided on Lake Michigan, damaging both slightly. Property loss, $400
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Monday, January 5, 1852
      Casualty List for 1851

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      RUN INTO. - The propeller ROSSITER, in going into port at Chicago, on Wednesday night, ran into the steamer St.LOUIS, damaging her so much that she will have to discontinue her regular trips for two or three days for repairs.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Monday, September 1, 1851

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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $400
Remarks: Damaged badly
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  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 41.85003 Longitude: -87.65005
William R. McNeil
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St. Louis (Steamboat), collision, 27 Aug 1851