The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Brockville Recorder (Brockville, ON), Aug. 26, 1847


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p.3 Steamer Transit - The steamer Transit now lies sunk near the Marine Railway, and is in somewhat of an "awkward fix." About three weeks since, when proceeding up the Bay, we believe to take a raft in tow, the Transit struck on some rocks near the Brothers Islands, which stove in a portion of her bottom and caused her to fill. She was raised from this position by the usual method, and sustained by 2 large barges, was towed into port, but the supporting beams appear not to have been of sufficient strength, for while the steamer was lying near the wharf, to be hauled out so soon as the railway should be free, these beams gave way, and the Transit sunk in pretty deep water and so lies at present. From the position it will be a work of considerable difficulty to relieve her. [Kingston News]


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Date of Original:
Aug. 26, 1847
Local identifier:
KN.4074
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
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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Brockville Recorder (Brockville, ON), Aug. 26, 1847