(The first issue was printed at the Argus office on October 7th, 1847 according to the Argus of Oct. 8th, 1847)
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]