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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 12, 1878

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p.3 The Shipyard - The recent storm has given a considerable amount of work to the shipyard, and the men are at present quite busy. This morning the schooner British Queen, laden with starch, arrived from Edwardsburg in a sinking condition, and was hauled out for repairs.

p.4 Sinking of the Peerless - Ottawa, Oct. 10th - A steamboat collision occurred on the Rideau near Merrickville, resulting in the sinking of the Peerless, a small steam tug laden with rye. It appears that the Olive was on her regular trip to this city with passengers and freight, and the Peerless being out of her course attempted to cross her bow. Before she succeeded, however, in getting clear, the Olive ran into her and almost cut her in two. She sank very shortly afterwards but not in deep water. The crew were all saved, one or two of them being injured, but not seriously. The vessel was owned by Mr. Seely. The accident is said to have occurred very much in the same way as the recent collision in the Thames by which so many lives were lost. There will doubtless be an investigation.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 12, 1878