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Lady Elgin (Steamboat), broke machinery, 22 Nov 1859


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      A STEAMER DISABLED.-- The steamer Sea Bird, which arrived from Lake Superior Sunday morning, bought intelligence of a diseaster to the steamer Lady Elgin, of Chicago. On Wednesday morning, last, when near Point Iroquois, she broke her crank pin, and was obliged to come to anchor. After laying there for two days, on Friday morning she was taken in tow by the steamer Sea Bird and brought to Whiskey Bay, where she remains. The engineer came down in the Sea Bird to obtain a new crank pin and will return on the Forester to-day. The Lady Elgin had on board a number of cattle, and stores for the Lake Superior region. She will discharge her freight at the different points and return to Chicago this fall, if possible.
      Detroit Free Press
      November 22, 1859 4-2

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      The Steamer Lady Elgin.-- A letter from the captain of the steamer Lady Elgin, dated the Sault, November 24, says: "The steamer Lady Elgin, which broke her crank pin on her trip up, above Point Iroquois, had got a new one and is ready for a start on her trip."
      Detroit Free Press
      November 29, 1859 4-3


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Reason: broke machinery
Lives: nil
Remarks: Repaired
Date of Original:
1859
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Local identifier:
McN.W.15355
Language of Item:
English
  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 46.48419 Longitude: -84.63117
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Lady Elgin (Steamboat), broke machinery, 22 Nov 1859