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Bunker Hill (Steamboat), 1 Apr 1837


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NEW STEAM BOAT.--- The new steamboat BUNKER HILL arrived here last evening from Charleston, where she was built. She is of the largest class of Lake boats, being intended principally for freight, of about 500 tons burthen, with capacity of 3,000 barrels bulk, and propelled by one of Benney & Warden's high pressure engines. Her model is (to our landsmen's eyes at least), a beautiful one - the arrangement of cabin and state rooms pleasant and commodious, sufficient for one hundred cabin passangers at least. her commander, Capt. Aaron Root of Charleston, is well known as an experienced navigator, and in all respects well qualified for the command. The boat is to run in the Buffalo and Clinton lines.
      Cleveland Daily Herald & Gazette
      Friday, April 28, 1837 p.2 c.2

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      The Bunker Hill is a staunch boat, built at Charleston, (late Black River) Ohio, under the superintendence of Mr. W. F. Jones, by the proprietors of the Buffalo and Clinton Lines on the Erie Canal, and is to run, in connection with those lines, between Buffalo and Detroit -- principally for the transportation of freight. She has the accommodations for about 100 cabin passengers, and can stow 3000 bbls.
      The dimensions of the Bunker Hill are as follows, length of deck, 154 feet; keel, 140 ft: breadth of beam, 28 ft; width, including guards 52 feet; depth of hold, I2 feet. The Gentlemen's cabin has 30 berths; ladies 14 double; besides I2 state rooms with 3 berths each.
      The model of this boat is of the most substantial fashion, with the round stern now so generally adopted by the builders of the lake, for boats particularly requiring strength. Her engine is the horizontal high pressure, 8 ft stroke, and 26 inch cylinder, make by Woden & Binney, Pitttsburgh, and is about 150 horse power.
      Her proprietors expect great speed from the Bunker Hill and we shall probably hear of a trial between her and the crack boats. She bears of appropriate figure head of the lamented Gen. Warren.
      The cost of the boat will be 45 to $50.000 -- Capt. Aaron Root, Master -- Joy & Webster, agents in this city
      Buffalo Daily Commercial Advertiser
      Monday, May 22, 1837
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      The Bunker Hill -The Bunker Hill was built at Charleston. O, in the winter of 1836-7. Her dimensions are as follows: length of deck. 154 ft; keel, 140 ft: breadth of beam. 28 ft; width including guards, 52 ft. depth of hold. 12 ft; burthen 500 tons, and can stow 3000 bbls. She has superior accommodations for 100 cabin passengers.
      The model of this boat is of the most substantial order, with the round stern now so generally adopted for boats particularly requiring strength. She is commanded by Capt Nickerson.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Saturday. June 2. 1838


Steam paddle BUNKER HILL. Of 457 tons. Built Charleston, Ohio 1837. First home port, Cleveland, Ohio. NOTATIONS:-- Lost 1851 bu burning Sept. 2, 1851 at Tonawanda, N.Y. No lives lost.
      Merchant Steam Vessels of the United States
      The Lytle-Holdcamper List, 1790 to 1868


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new boat
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1837
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McN.E.1093
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English
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William R. McNeil
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Bunker Hill (Steamboat), 1 Apr 1837