The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 21, 1852

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p.2 Accident To The Steamer Admiral - The Colonist of Thursday says:-

We regret to state, that the steamer Admiral has been temporarily disabled, by the breaking of her shaft, on her downward trip, on Tuesday, near Cobourg. She made her way back, as far as Bond Head, and was towed from thence, by the Magnet, to Toronto, on Wednesday morning. A new shaft has been already ordered from New York, and in about a week, the Admiral will again take her place on her usual route. Meantime the America will run in her stead, between Toronto, Cobourg and Rochester, calling at the other ports along the Canada shore. The trips of the America between Toronto and Rochester direct, are, for the present, discontinued, but they will be resumed again, as soon as the Admiral comes out."

From the same paper we learn that - On the passage of the steamer Champion, from Montreal to Toronto, yesterday, a passenger on board, named John Gorman, leaped overboard and was drowned. He was subject to fits of insanity. A collection of about $50 was made for his wife who was on board. The Captain exerted himself to recover the body but failed. He also returned the passage money.

Collision - On Thursday evening a slight collision took place between the steamer Meteor, and the propeller Adventure, in the bay below the bridge, which was not productive of any serious injury to the vessels. The wheelsman of the Adventure, in consequence of the collision, was knocked over into the water, where he caught hold of the paddles of the propeller to save himself. The Captain, hearing the noise, had the engine immediately stopped, when the man was rescued from his perilous situation; when brought on deck he was found to have received a frightful cut on the thigh, and had a considerable portion of his flesh torn off. His clothes were literally torn in pieces by the revolutions of the paddles. He was landed at Anglin's Wharf, and medical assistance immediately procured, but we are sorry to say he is in a very precarious state.

Buffalo, Aug. 20th - The steamer Atlantic, of the Michigan Central Railroad line, was run into this morning at 2 by a propeller off Long Point. She had on board 500 passengers. She sank soon after being struck in 25 fathoms water. About 250 or 300 are saved; the rest went down with the steamer.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 21, 1852