The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Bunker Hill (Steamboat), collision, 1 Oct 1843

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We learn also, that the stm. BUNKER HILL, on her passage up to Chicago, ran into the prop. INDEPENDENCE, (bound down with a full cargo of wheat) about 2O miles south of Milwaukie; the collsion took place in the night time, and the BUNKER HILL had one of her wheel houses stove, and her guards considerably shattered. The INDEPENDENCE was considerably injured, and was towed back to Chicago by the BUNKER HILL.
      Daily Courier & Economist, Buffalo
      October 25, 1843

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ANOTHER COLLISION. -- We learn verbally, that the steamer BUNKER HILL and the propeller INDEPENDENCE came in collision some 20 miles south of Milwaukie, the other night, by which both vessels were considerably shattered about the upper works. The steamer is seems came off second best, but was compelled, notwithstanding, to tow her antagonist back to Chicago to repair. The BUNKER HILL was upward bound, and the propeller laden with 11,000 bushels of wheat for this port. --- Com.
      Buffalo Daily Gazette
      Wednesday, October 25, 1843

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Lives: nil
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.68473 Longitude: -86.53036
William R. McNeil
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Bunker Hill (Steamboat), collision, 1 Oct 1843