The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 30, 1857

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p.3 Toronto, 4:30 p.m. - The boiler of the Propeller Inkermann, of Kingston, exploded just as she was backing out from Brown's wharf, almost instantly destroying the vessel and brning the hands, variously reported at from 20 to 30 in the ruins. Nothing of the upper works behind the wheel-house are left, and the bay is strewn with pieces of the wreck, to the distance of a quarter of a mile. Up to this time, eight persons, including two females, have been taken out alive and brought ashore, mostly in a very precarious condition, being burned, scalded and mangled in a dreadful manner.

The steamer Highlander towed the hull to Brown's Wharf, where efforts are being made to recover the remainder of the crew, of whom 10 or 15 are supposed still to be on the ill-fated vessel, buried beneath a mass of broken timbers, iron work and machinery.

ad - The Steamer Champion, Capt. Sinclair, for Toronto and intermediate ports.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 30, 1857