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Challenge (Propeller), sunk after explosion, 22 Jun 1833


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      On the morning of the 22nd ult. the steam propeller CHALLENGE bound down from Chicago, exploded her boiler when 20 miles below Mackinac, killing five of the crew and severely wounding three others. The stern of the boat was entirely destroyed and she sunk in five minutes. There were some 15 passengers on board who were picked up by the schooner, NORTH STAR, and transferred to the propeller BUCEPHALUS, and carried to Detroit.
      The Liberator (Boston)
      July 1, 1833




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Reason: sunk after explosion
Lives: 5
Date of Original:
1833
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Local identifier:
McN.W.19979
Language of Item:
English
  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.7839 Longitude: -84.72783
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Challenge (Propeller), sunk after explosion, 22 Jun 1833