The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 29, 1851

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p.2 Fatal Accident - Last evening about ten o'clock, a Skiff, containing 8 men, when proceeding from the slip at the foot of William Street, to Garden Island, was run over by the Steamer Ontario, (not of the American line) and three of the men drowned.

Steamboat Collision - On Saturday evening, about midnight, the steamers Ottawa and Reindeer came into collision off Point Frederick. The Ottawa now lies sunk to her upper deck. Happily, though many passengers were on board, no lives were lost. As the matter will no doubt be investigated, we forbear publishing rumors.

A letter addressed to Messrs. Macpherson & Crane, dated 27th instant, states, that there is the wreck of a large timber vessel nearly opposite Wellington, about half a mile from shore. Boats had tried to board her, but could not, owing to the swell. A dead body, lashed to one of the masts, is all that can be approached as yet. She appears to be a large Schooner, laden with Oak. Three hatches have come ashore.

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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 29, 1851