The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Jan. 11, 1851

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p.2 The number of disasters on the Lakes during the past year, have been one hundred and seventy, as follows:- Thirty one steamers, nine propellers, two barks, thirty-four brigs, eighty-eight schooners and six scows. The loss of property was: on steamboats, $265,700; propellers, $30,444; sail vessels, $262,782, making a total of $558,962. Ten steamboats, twenty-one sailing vessels and one propeller, were entirely lost. The remainder were only partialy damaged. The loss of life was 595 of which 375 were on board steamers, and 20 on sailing vessels. The steamers on which lives were lost, were the G.P. Griffith, burned, 250; A. Wayne, exploded and sank, 65; Commerce, sunk by collision, 38; America, explosion, 11; Troy, do., 9; Calumet, do., 1; Canada, gale, 1. [N.Y. Sun]

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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Jan. 11, 1851