The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), July 12, 1853

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p.2 The Sailboat Accident - at Toronto. [Colonist]

Dreadful Shipwreck - We learn from Capt. Sweet, of the S.B. Northerner, that on his way up, on Wednesday afternoon about five o'clock, he came upon an immense quantity of fragments of the upper works of a steamer. They were evidently portions of an upper cabin steamer, and they were scattered for a mile in extent over the water. The scene of the wreck was from three to four miles east of Bois Blanc Island, and almost within sight of Mackinac. Captain Sweet examined with the utmost care the floating fragments of the wreck, but could discover no human beings to tell the story of the terrible catastrophe. It would seem that the steamer was blown or broken into a thousand pieces, and it is not likely that a soul has survived. Nothing was known of it in Mackinac, but Captain Sweet had learned that two propellers had passed down the Lake a few hours before, one of which he met, and the other, which is supposed to be the Bucephalus, is likely to have been the terribly destroyed vessel. [Lake Superior Journal 25th June]

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), July 12, 1853