The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
E. B. Morgan (Bark), collision, 30 Sep 1856

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Bark MORGAN, and Propeller IOWA, collided on Lake Michigan, the bark's side badly stove; towed into Chicago and docked, her damage $6,000; damage to the propeller $250.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 31, 1857 (1856 casualty list)

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      COLLISION. - We learn from Capt. Gibson, of the propeller PLYMOUTH, that the
propeller IOWA and bark E.B. MORGAN collided on Tuesday last, in Sheboygan Bay.
The bark was sunk - no particulars.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Monday, October 6, 1856

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      In regard to the collision between the propeller IOWA and bark MORGAN, at Sheboygan, we learn that the latter had her side badly injured. She was loaded with lumber, bound for Chicago, into which port she was towed water-logged. The propeller sustained no serious damage.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Wednesday, October 8, 1856

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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $6,000
Freight: lumber
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Wisconsin, United States
    Latitude: 43.82083 Longitude: -88.02037
William R. McNeil
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E. B. Morgan (Bark), collision, 30 Sep 1856