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Oceanica (Propeller), U155040, broke machinery, 18 Oct 1897

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Mackinaw City, Oct. 18 - The stm. OCEANICA of the Lehigh Valley line arrived here this morning at 7:30 with disabled machinery, caused by the breaking of a bucket valve. It is expected that she will have to wait here until a new one is sent from Detroit.
      Detroit News
      October 18, 1897 8-2

Steam screw OCEANICA. U. S. No. 155040. oF 1,490 tons gross; 1,241 tons net. Built West Bay City, Mich., 1881. Home port, Niagara Falls, N.Y. 262.8 x 37.2 x 19.9 Freight service. Crew of 16. Of 600 indicated horsepower.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1906

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Reason: broke machinery
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Remarks: Repaired
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.7839 Longitude: -84.72783
William R. McNeil
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Oceanica (Propeller), U155040, broke machinery, 18 Oct 1897