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Traveler (Steamboat), broke machinery, 14 May 1853

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The Chicago Democratic Press of Saturday says: " The stmr. TRAVELER, on her passage from Sheboygan to this port on Thursday, broke her shaft about 1:00 P.M when off Kenosha. A heavy gale was blowing at the time, and although both anchors were immediately let go, the wind and sea drove the steamer rapidly towards the shore, until she was in 16 ft. of water, when her anchor brought her up. She remained at anchor until the ARCTIC came along from Sheboygan yesterday noon, when she was taken in tow, and brought into port.
      Detroit Free Press
      May 9, 1853

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THE TRAVELER. - The accident to the steamer TRAVELER on Lake Michigan, is more serious than was first supposed, her shaft being broken; and she will be laid up for a week or ten days in consequence.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      May 14, 1853

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Reason: broke machinery
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Remarks: Repaired
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.68473 Longitude: -86.53036
William R. McNeil
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Traveler (Steamboat), broke machinery, 14 May 1853