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Dart (Steamboat), machinery disabled, 4 Dec 1858

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The steamboat, OCEAN, made her final trip of the season, Friday last and has been laid up at this port for the winter. When she arrived, Saturday morning, she was covered with an icy armor wherever the water had struck her. The MAY QUEEN will make tri-weekly trips, weather permitting, until the close of the season. The BAY CITY has discontinued daily trips and will hereafter run to Sandusky, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. The FOREST QUEEN will continue to run to Saginaw and the DART and RUBY to Port Huron until ice in the river renders it impassable. The MICHIGAN is now making her last trip to Green Bay. The WABASH VALLEY now in Buffalo is expected to make one more trip to Green Hay before going into winter quarters.
      Detroit Daily Advertiser
      November 22, 1858

Accident to the Steamer DART - The steamer, DART, broke her shaft at Grosse Pointe, Lake St. Clair. She was towed into this port by the PEARL, and on her arrival, the cargo was reshipped by the RUBY.
      Detroit Daily Advertiser
      December 4, 1858

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Reason: machinery disabled
Lives: nil
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 42.38615 Longitude: -82.91186
William R. McNeil
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Dart (Steamboat), machinery disabled, 4 Dec 1858