The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Upper Canada Herald (Kingston, ON), June 18, 1839

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p.2 Steamboat Goderich Sunk - On Thursday night last, the steamboat Goderich, while on her way to Amherstburgh, and when within a short distance of that town, was run into by the Steamboat Erie, and immediately sunk. No blame is attached to the Captain of the Erie, or any one on board, but the accident is attributed to the mismanagement of the man at the helm of the unfortunate Goderich, whose passengers and hands were taken up by the Capt. of the Erie, who also exerted himself to save every floating article belonging to the Goderich. It is supposed she will be raised without much trouble, when she will resume her trips between this and Chatham. We understand the Goderich was insured. [Sandwich Herald]

p.3 Reinforcements for the naval force on the Lakes have lately arrived from England. Part of them have gone on to Lake Erie, and the remainder to the Dock Yard at Point Frederick.

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Upper Canada Herald (Kingston, ON), June 18, 1839