The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), June 18, 1858

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p.2 Navigation on Lake Simcoe - trial trip of prop. Victoria, 86 x 18, 120 h.p. engine made in Albany.

Piracy On Lakes - brig British Queen seized at Windsor by boat load of Americans for bills owing. [Windsor Herald]

-explosion of Buckeye said to be hoax.

p.3 Total Loss Of The Propeller Indiana on Lake Superior - The Indiana has been employed on the People's Line during the Spring, but as freights were dull she was chartered about a week ago to go to Marquette for a load of iron. She left that place early on Sunday morning with a cargo of 280 tons of iron for the Cleveland Iron Mining Company. About eight o'clock the same evening, when about forty miles from Whitefish Point, and ten miles from shore, she broke the stuffing-box of her shaft, and this occasioned the splitting of her stern-post, when she began to fill very fast. In about fifteen minutes the fires had become extinguished, and she had settled to her guards. The crew consisted of seventeen men, all told, and there were four passengers, including Mr. Frank Perew, of Cleveland, the owner of the boat, thus making twenty-one persons on board. They lowered the two boats, but one of them swung around violently against the propeller, knocking a hole in her bottom, rendering her nearly useless. The whole number, however, were accommodated in the two boats, and, after they had embarked in them, a line was attached to the propeller, and they started to tow her ashore. After working for some time it was found to be useless, and they cut loose and rowed away, leaving her to her fate. The lights were seen a long time after they left the vicinity, but it is probable that the upper deck was detached from the hull. At the rate at which she was filling she must have sunk in a very short time. The Mineral Rock and the schooner St. Paul, which passed the place within the next day or two, reported having seen large portions of the wreck, and this fact goes to confirm the opinion that the upper works must have floated off. The water in the vicinity was sixty fathoms deep. The Indiana was extensively refitted and repaired last winter, and was valued at about $12,000, and was owned by Frank Perew, of Cleveland, and had been chartered for the season for $6,000. She was insured. [Detroit Free Press 12th]

Imports - 16,17; Exports - 16,17.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), June 18, 1858