The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 5, 1853

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p.2 Steamboat Accident - The steamer Princess Royale broke her shaft on Monday night on her passage from Rochester to Toronto. She put into Port Whitby; and the parties on board, including a considerable number of Irish emigrants, were brought to Toronto next day by the Champion. The City of Hamilton has taken the place of the Princess Royal.

A steamboat race from Lewiston to Niagara took place on Wednesday. The competitors were the Toronto Peerless and the American steamer Ontario, and the former came off victorious by about two lengths. Distance, seven miles; time, 16 3/4 minutes. Surely the game was scarcely worthy of the risk. Success does not lessen the responsibility incurred by the promoters of sport of this kind.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 5, 1853