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Empire State (Propeller), collision, 5 Jun 1870

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Propeller WABASH, of 721 tons, built 1863. Collided with EMPIRE STATE June 5th, 1870 off Lexington, L.H. with the loss of 1 life.
      Merchant Steam Vessels of the United States
      1790 - 1868 The Lytle - Holdcamper List

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The Coast wrecking stmr. RESCUE, Capt. Cotton, arrived at this port Wednesday night from Port Huron with a quantity of freight just recovered from the prop. WABASH, lost over a year ago off Lexington. The cargo thus saved consists of a few hogsheads of glassware, such as globes and chimneys for lamps, all in good order and a few car wheels, leather, etc. etc., which are landed at A. Cheesborough & Co.'s warehouse. The idea of recovering the wreck has been long since abandoned. The RESCUE left here this morning to visit and recover if possible a number of wrecks sunk in Lake Erie. - Detroit Tribune
      Buffalo Morning Express
      July 24, 1871

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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.26808 Longitude: -82.53076
William R. McNeil
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Empire State (Propeller), collision, 5 Jun 1870