The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), July 26, 1862

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p.2 The Late Collision - The steamer Empress has been placed on the Marine Railway, and her injuries are now ascertained to be of a more serious nature than was at first supposed. Her stem post and bow planking are thoroughly shattered, and will have to be replaced by new material. The injuries to the Passport are found to be almost limited to the destruction of the larboard wheel and wheelhouse. The shaft is believed to be uninjured, and this gives ground to the hope of her repairs being speedily completed. The work of refitting both boats is proceeding with the utmost despatch, the workmen being engaged both day and night. Mr. O.S. Gildersleeve, the managing director of the Inland Navigation Company, is superintending the work of reparation, and with the vigorous energy and promptitude which is a feature in his character, is pushing the work to the utmost. It is now thought that both vessels can be repaired within a week, and it is expected to place them on the route on their next regular day. If this can be realized the vessels will lose but one round trip by the disaster.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), July 26, 1862