The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Montreal Gazette (Montreal, QC), July 5, 1842


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p.2 Steamboat Disasters - The last week has been singularly disastrous to steamboats. A few days since the steamer Prince Albert, on her route to Bytown, came in contact with the steam barge Propeller, by which the latter was sunk. The Propeller was heavily loaded with emigrants and their luggage. The lives of the passengers were saved, but nearly all their property was lost. On Sunday evening, about three miles from this city, as the steamer Pilot, belonging to H. & S. Jones, was proceeding on her way down the river, the connecting rod gave way, and before the engine could be stopped, was forced two or three times through the bottom of the vessel, by which she was very soon filled with water. Fortunately another steamer was near at hand, and towed the Pilot towards the shore, from whence she was subsequently brought up to this city between two barges. On Tuesday, the Lily, belonging to Hooker & Henderson, in towing out some barges, was drawn so far over as to take in water freely, and filled. On that morning, the mail steamer Niagara, on her downward trip, during the fog, unfortunately run on a sand-bank near Nine Mile Point, and although the steamers St. George and Brockville were despatched to her assistance, she was not taken off till yesterday morning, when the City of Toronto succeeded in drawing her off. We are happy to add that the Niagara sustained no injury, proceeding upwards during the morning. [Kingston News]


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Date of Original:
July 5, 1842
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KN.3862
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Rick Neilson
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Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
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Montreal Gazette (Montreal, QC), July 5, 1842