The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 31, 1859

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p.2 The Late Shipwreck on Lake Huron - The Huron Signal of the 25th gives a few particulars of the loss of the Troy, derived from one of the three men who were cast ashore about three miles south of Goderich. It appears that their boat capsized among the breakers, a few yards from the shore, and added a cold ducking to their other hardships, besides injuring one of them so as to render him unable to walk. The other two found their way to the farm of George Brown, Esq., on the top of the bank, where they found ready assistance to remove their comrade from the beach where they had left him. They brought the sad intelligence that they had escaped from the Propeller Troy, off Point aux Barques on the Michigan shore, about day dawn, during the severe gale, and had seen her go down a short time after they abandoned her. One of the three was first mate and another engineer of the propeller.

The twenty-six persons on board the Troy, including three women and three children, had got safe into the boats, but three while driving through the storm, for ten hours, on Lake Huron, had never got a sight of any of the other boats, and concluded that they, themselves, were the sole survivors of the twenty-six. The men were hospitably entertained by Mr. Whitton, farmer on Mr. Brown's farm, and taken to Goderich in his waggon next day, after they recovered from the fatigues of their perilous voyage.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 31, 1859