The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Nov. 13, 1861

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p.2 Propeller Moira - On Saturday last, while the propeller Moira was proceeding on her regular trip from Belleville to Oswego, while many miles from land a defect was discovered in her boiler which would in a few minutes have resulted in an explosion and loss of life. But for the providential discovery of the danger, we should have had to chronicle another fearful steamboat accident. Quick as thought, however, steps were taken to avert the imminent calamity; the use of the engine was discontinued and the sails resorted to for the propulsion of the vessel. An attempt to run her into South Bay being unsuccessful, Brighton harbor was selected for secure anchorage until she could be towed back to Belleville.As the repairs required on the Moira are pretty extensive, it is hardly probable that she will resume her trips this season. [Brighton Flag]

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Nov. 13, 1861