Michigan (Propeller), collided with locks, 21 Jul 1854
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WELLAND CANAL CLOSING.---The Oswego Palldium learns that a propeller ran into a
lock on the Welland Canal, on the 21st, breaking the lock and immediately sinking. Vessels cannot pass, but how long it will take for repairs is not stated.
ACCIDENT ON THE WELLAND.---Last Wednesday, as the propeller MICHIGAN was passing through the canal, near Thorold, the wind struck her, the man holding the snubbing line slipped and lost his hold and the vesel was driven through two of the locks, breaking down four gates, and finally becoming wedged in by the ruins. A lock tender was hurt so that his life is dispared of, and the damage to the canal is estimated at $2,800. Navigation will be suspended for some day in consequence.
The Democracy, Buffalo
July 26, 1854
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- William R. McNeil
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