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Steamer J. W. Vansant-1875


Posted By: Cheryl Locher Moonen (email)
Date: 1/9/2019 at 12:58:30

Dubuque Daily Times Wednesday, Sep 01, 1875, Dubuque, IA Page: 8

The steamer J. W. Vansant, log pusher, ran a raft into the coffer dam in the course of construction at the lower section of the Rock Island rapids, tearing away a section of the dam, and throwing five men at work upon it into the water, two of whom were drowned. So says the Davenport Gazette.


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