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Bunker Hill (Steamboat), collision, 1 Jul 1847

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BUNKER HILL Steamer, and GENERAL SCOTT Steamer in collision near Sandusky. Damages slight.
      Buffalo Courier (casualty list)
      March 17, 1848

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Steamboat collision--The steamers BUNKER HILL and GENERAL SCOTT came in collision on Monday evening last,between eight and nine o'clock. The two boats left the dock at Sandusky City at about the same hour, one bound up, the other down. In passing out through the crooked passage, the SCOTT left the regular track and was about passing out ahead of the BUNKER HILL, when the latter boat headed towards and struck the SCOTT sideways. The wheelhouse was somewhat injured, and the passengers, particularly the ladies, much frightened. Detroit Advertiser.
      Cleveland Herald
      Wed. July 21, 1847

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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Remarks: damage slight
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  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.44894 Longitude: -82.70796
William R. McNeil
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Bunker Hill (Steamboat), collision, 1 Jul 1847