The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Dec. 1, 1847

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p.3 - Deplorable Accident - On Monday morning last, while the steamer Wave, owned by the Messrs. Ives, was towing a heavy raft between Kingston and Brewer's Mills, the boiler of the steamer exploded, and a sad loss of life was the consequence. No Coroner's Inquest having yet been held, we are ignorant of the cause of the accident, and of the actual number of lives lost, but we are happy to think that only three of the crew have perished, although report grossly exaggerates that number. The steamer was on the high pressure principle.

The Weather - A hard frost, commencing on Saturday night, has partially closed the navigation. It may open again for a few days, as the winter appears to have set in prematurely. The River Boats will make a daily trip to the Landing, above the Cornwall Canal, but not lower; as the ascension through the Canal is impossible while the frost continues. The river itself will probably not close for some time to come.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Dec. 1, 1847