The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 8, 1854

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p.2 The New Era - The steamer New Era, Capt. Chrysler, is now running between Montreal and Quebec, in place of the John Munn. We see in the Daily Colonist, of Quebec, an address presented to Capt. Chrysler by the passengers on the first downward trip of the New Era, twenty six of whom were members of Parliament on their way to the seat of Government.

As we anticipated, the tug steamer sunk near Grondines, was the Princess Royal, formerly of the Lake mail line. The Quebec Gazette has the following:-

More Steamboat Disasters - The steamers Alliance and Princess Royal came in collision on Thursday night, off Grondines - the latter was stove, and sunk in about four fathoms water; the former sustained but little injury and proceeded on her way to Montreal...

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 8, 1854