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Passaic (Propeller), U19691, accident to engineer, 28 Apr 1863

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We take the following from the Toledo Blade: "We learn from Capt. Mitchell, of the prop. PASSAIC, that on their last trip to Dunkirk, Mr. A. Parrish, the engineer, met with an accident, which it is feared, will result in the loss of both eyes. Just before the steamer was ready to leave that port, Mr. Parrish deemed it necessary to pour some melted lead into one of the journals of the machinery, and preparing the lead poured it into the journal, when the metal spattered into his face and eyes, burning him in a dreadful manner. It was supposed the journal was perfectly clean, but the result leaves the conclusion that there must have been a little oil or water remaining in the journal when the lead was poured into it."
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      April 28, 1863 3-2

      Steam screw PASSAIC. U. S. No. 19691. Of 531.61 tons gross; 411.92 tons net. Of 504 horse-power. Built Buffalo, N. Y., 1862. Home Port, Detroit, Mich.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1884

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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 42.4795 Longitude: -79.33393
William R. McNeil
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Passaic (Propeller), U19691, accident to engineer, 28 Apr 1863