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Bob Hackett (Tug), sunk by collision, 8 Sep 1885

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The tug BOB HACKETT collided with the Western Line propeller St. MAGNUS bound from Kingston to Port Arthur near the head of Bois Bland island, near the range, about 7:45 P. M. Tuesday and sunk in 16 feet of water. She was built at Detroit in 1869 and measured 162 tons.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Wednesday, September 9, 1885

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      Amherstburgh. -- The tug BOB HACKETT, which was sunk at the head of Bois Blanc Island, about six weeks ago, has been purchased by Captain J. Duprey, of Windsor. On Monday morning the new propeller placed a small lightship over the HACKETT, which will be kept by Naponeon H. Meloche, of Sandwich. The EAGLE was kept as a lightship on this spot by Captain Frank Hackett for forty days and nights since the accident, and only one craft touched the wreck, and that was unavoidable. It is Captain Duprey's intention to put the HACKETT's machinery into a scow barge built at Ruscom the past season, but he thinks he will not raise it till next spring.
      Marine Record
      October 29, 1885

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Reason: sunk by collision
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William R. McNeil
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Bob Hackett (Tug), sunk by collision, 8 Sep 1885