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Julia Palmer (Steamboat), machinery disabled, 16 Jun 1844

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The Steamboat JULIA PALMER arrived here yesterday, somewhat behind her time, in consequence of an accident to some of her works.-- She is now being repaired and soon will be on the course again. We have received a card from the passengers, which will appear tomorrow.
      Detroit Daily Advertizer
      June 20, 1844

Steamboat JULIA PALMER.-- As the accident which occurred to this boat on the 16th of June inst. will doubtless be used to her prejudice, from the circumstance that she runs in "Opposition" to the "Combination," the undersigned passengers think it due to Capt. Titus that they should make a statement of facts.
Near Sandusky the pitman or connecting rod to the engine was broken, but the boat made her way into that port, where no time was lost in procuring such mechanics as the place afforded to repair damages, who did not succeed in refitting the machinery so that we could leave the port until Tuesday evening.
During this interval the passengers were treated with the utmost attention and kindness and their wants or necessities supplied by Capt. Titus in the most liberal and gentlemanly manner; and it is from the fact that no blame could be attached to any person on account of the accident, the indefatigable exertions used to make repairs, and the manly action of her commander, officers, and crew, that the undersigned feel desirous of publicly expressing the high estimation in which they hold Capt. Titus and his boat:

Wm. Thompson, Detroit Martin Warner, N. Y.
G. G. Thrall, M. D. N. Y Marvin Cochran, Ohio
Daniel Cranes, Mich. Milton Clast, N. Y.
Sylvester Bliss, N. Y. Charles Webster, N. Y.
J. W. Hunt, Hudson, Mich. Sherman Shattock, Mich.
G.H. Wattles, N. Y. J. C. Leonard, Mich.
Thos. Martin, N. Y. Wm. Barclay, N. Y.
Jared Aldatt, Belfast Geo. Sikes, Mich.
H. R. Simmonds, Cleveland Robert Morse, Ohio
David Kennedy, N. Y. John J. Goff, N. Y.
A. A. Merrill, Mass. Edmund Lawrence, India
Joseph James, Mich. John Gardner, Ohio
Reuben James, Michigan Lysander Richardson, Mass
Harvey Wilson, Lockport Charles Hatchiss,
Hamilton May, N. Y. J. Arnold, Ohio
Wm. C. Jennings, Lockport M. Fitzgerald, Ohio
Andrew J. Morton, Mich. C. Palmer, Ohio
James J. Calden, Ohio A. Lorc, Ohio
R. Parish, Mich. Dennison Barden, Mass
A. H. Gunn, Sandusky D. Whitney, N. Y.
J. D. Kendsick, N. Y. Mrs. Samuel Lacy, N. Y.
Wm. Masses, Canada Mrs. J. E. Pixley, N. Y.
John Hopson, N.Y. Samuel Lacy, N. Y.
Wm. Van Horn, N. Y Anita Whitney, N.N.
J. Smith, N. Y. Mrs. S. Thompson, Hudson
Eli Clarkson, Philadelphia C. J. Cussick, Ohio
Charles Amsden, Belfast B. Marsh, Mich.
Barney McDonald, N. Y. M. Gardner, Ohio
J. Webster, N. Y. C. Cummings, Ohio
M. Goringer, Ohio H. F. Lord, Michigan
S. Adams, N. Y. J. G. Willard, N. Y.
Wm. Smith, N. Y. Z. Ball, Ohio
Daniel Goringer, Ohio E. Cawtany, N. Y.
Hiram Beties, Ohio
      Detroit Daily Advertizer
      June 21, 1844

      we are requested to say that the JULIA PALMER, in consequence of the repairs now making, will not make another trip until her next regular day of departure, Tuesday next.
      Detroit Daily Advertizer
      June 21, 1844

The JULIA PALMER was towed into Cleveland, on Tuesday, last, in consequence of some further damage to her machinery.
      Detroit Daily Advertizer
      July 1, 1844

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Reason: machinery disabled
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    Latitude: 41.44894 Longitude: -82.70796
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Julia Palmer (Steamboat), machinery disabled, 16 Jun 1844