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Cleveland (Steamboat), broke machinery, 9 May 1838

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Another Accident -The new and beautiful steamboat Cleveland, met with an accident which deranged her machinery yesterday morning, while on her downward trip, just above Erie. Something was the matter with her cylinder, and it will take some two or three weeks to repair the mishap. The disabled boat was towed into Erie by the Barcelona, who took her passengers on board and brought them down.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Wednesday, May 9, 1838

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CLEVELAND Steamboat, on her upward trip yesterday, met with an accident which will lay her up for some weeks at least. The key, strap, or fastening, by whatever name known, which connects the piston rod to the walking-beam, gave way as the piston was decending. Of course the piston went down without check, bursting the lower part of the cylinder and breaking the condenser. The cost of repairing it will be several thousand Dollars. The CLEVELAND was towed into Dunkirk by the BARCELONA.
      Cleveland Daily Herald & Gazette
      Thursday, May 10, 1838; 2:1

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The Steam Boat CLEVELAND has been repaired and came into port this afternoon.
      Cleveland Daily Herald & Gazette
      Saturday, June 16, 1838; 2:3
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.454166 Longitude: -81.121388
William R. McNeil
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Cleveland (Steamboat), broke machinery, 9 May 1838