Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Illinois (Steamboat), collision, 26 Apr 1839
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A CRASH.---We understand the Steamboats ILLINOIS and ROCHESTER ran afoul in the Detroit River on Friday night, by which the latter was so injured as to be unable to make her advertised down trip.
      Cleveland Daily Herald
      Monday, April 29, 1839 p.2 col.2

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      On Friday last, the ILLINOIS, on returning from a pleasure trip to Malden, ran into the steamboat ROCHESTER, which was descending the river, and did her considerable damage. The ROCHESTER returned and is now in port for repairs --- Free Press.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Wednesday, May 1, 1839

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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Remarks: Damaged
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.081944 Longitude: -83.125555
William R. McNeil
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Illinois (Steamboat), collision, 26 Apr 1839