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Sea Bird (Steamboat), broke machinery, 13 May 1859


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Some apprehension was manifested in the city yesterday in regard to the safety of Capt. Ward's new stmr. SEA BIRD. She left Cleveland at 6:00 on Wednesday evening for Buffalo with an ordinary load of passengers and freight, but up to Friday afternoon nothing had been heard of her further than that her consort on the Cleveland and Buffalo route, the FORESTER, which left Buffalo at the same time the SEA BIRD left Cleveland, met her off Erie at 2:00 on Thursday morning. Information was received in this city, however, last evening, announcing her arrival at Buffalo about 9:00 on Friday night, or 51 hours from
Cleveland. It seems that some portion of her machinery became disarranged and, since it was her first trip, she had no tools on board to make repairs. She therefore drifted at the mercy of the wind and waves until she fell in with a schooner that took her in tow until the tug HOWARD, that had been sent out from Buffalo in seach of her, came up and towed her into port. There was no serious damage done by the steamer, and she will not be detained from her regular trips
      Detroit Free Press
      May 15, 1859


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Reason: broke machinery
Lives: nil
Remarks: Repaired
Date of Original:
1859
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Local identifier:
McN.W.15353
Language of Item:
English
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.454166 Longitude: -81.121388
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Sea Bird (Steamboat), broke machinery, 13 May 1859