The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 21, 1863

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p.2 Robbery On Board The Steamer Champion - purser lost $600 en route from Toronto.

The Accident to the Passport - We (Montreal Gazette) learn from a passenger, that the Passport struck, at about four o'clock, in the Coteau Rapids, or rather scraped along the bottom, owing to the shallowness of the water at this season of the year. She began to fill rapidly, and as soon as the Captain perceived this, he turned her head to the shore, and ran her aground in a place called Coteau Bay, her stern remaining in about twenty feet of water, the vessel somewhat keeling over with the current. She had a very light cargo at the time she struck, only 300 barrels of flour. We believe this trip was intended to be her last down these rapids till the water should rise. The ladies were landed first, then the other passengers and baggage. The conduct of the Captain and crew won the warmest admiration of the passengers.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 21, 1863