The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Dec. 5, 1834

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p.2 Steam Boat Accident - The steam-boat Kingston, from Kingston to Belleville, now lies sunk at the mouth of the river. On her way up, the Kingston had to cut through a great deal of ice when near Hallowell, and it is presumed that there she received the greatest injury; however when she approached this port she again encountered the ice, and her bows were stove in, and in 5 minutes she sunk. Disastrous as this accident is to property, yet with all there is cause for congratulations. At the time she went down she was in shallow water, had she filled but a few minutes sooner, there is little doubt but that every soul on board, and there were a great many passengers, would have perished. And had it not been for the presence of mind of Mr. John A. Gordon and others, who immediately perceived their danger, if the steam was not allowed to escape, knocked off the steam-cocks, and thus gave vent; the boilers would have exploded, and in such a situation it is difficult to say what would have been the loss of lives. [Belleville Intelligencer]

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Dec. 5, 1834