The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Mendota (Propeller), disabled machinery, 1 May 1859

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DISABLED. -- The Detroit Free Press of Wednesday says the propeller MENDOTA, of the new York Central Line, was coming up Monday night about 11 o'clock, and when five miles below malden, she broke her shaft, and consequent upon that drove her piston through the cylinder head, nearly or quite ruining the cylinder. The engine was an oscillating one, manufactured at the Cuyahoga Works, has been used about a year, and was considered one of the best. It will probably take six weeks or two months to repair it, and the cargo will consequently be discharged. She was bound for Chicago, and had on a very heavy load.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      May 5, 1859

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Reason: disabled machinery
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Remarks: Repaired
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.08339 Longitude: -83.04985
William R. McNeil
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Mendota (Propeller), disabled machinery, 1 May 1859