The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Chronicle & News (Kingston, ON), June 21, 1848

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p.2 Wreck of the Steamer Dawn - This morning, the Steamboat Dawn from the Ottawa, in descending the Lachine Rapids, missed her helm, and went ashore on the Rock called, we believe, the Elbow, a large flat stone on the starboard side of the most rapid part of the channel.

The unfortunate steamer is lying with her stern on the rock, and head low in the water, which at bow is up to her deck. Some persons on board the Dawn, attempted unsuccessfully to throw a communication on the deck of the Gildersleeve. All the passengers however, were subsequently landed in safety. The vessel, it is feared, will be a total wreck.

We learn that she is insured for £2000 in the St. Lawrence Mutual, and for £1500 in the Montreal Inland Navigation Company. [Magnet, this Morning]

The steamer City of Toronto has for the present been disabled by the loss of one of her shafts. The Admiral has taken the place of the City until the damage is repaired.

p.3 Steamer Niagara - This steamer was raised on Thursday last, after having been stranded for seven weeks and two days, during the greater part of which time a large number of men were employed under the direction of Mr. Weeks, of Oswego, in the attempt to move her, but without success. The proprietors then employed Mr. Lewis Ives, of this city, with the desired result. The Niagara has been taken out at Oswego, and it is said will be prepared, in about a month, to resume her place upon the line.

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Rick Neilson
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Chronicle & News (Kingston, ON), June 21, 1848