The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 20, 1858

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p.2 Disaster On the Lake - The steam dredge belonging to the Harbor Commissioners, and used principally for making repairs to the Toronto harbor, left the bay on Sunday evening at eight o'clock, in tow of the steamer Firefly, commanded by Capt. Moodie, being required for service at the Burlington Canal at Hamilton. During the night a severe storm arose, the wind blowing very strong from the east. From the violence of the gale, those on board the Firefly were compelled to cut loose the dredge, which in consequence was washed ashore near Wellington Square. It is said that four men were on board at the time, but information has been received to the effect that they were saved. Rumors were prevalent in the city, yesterday, that the men were drowned , but such, we understand, is not the fact. The dredge was insured for 1,600 pounds, and was chartered by Messrs. Worthinton & Co., contractors. Considerable anxiety was felt in the city relative to the disaster, and the propriety of allowing the dredge to be taken out of the harbor on the sabbath was much animadverted upon.

p.3 Imports - 19; Exports - 18,19.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 20, 1858