The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Nov. 24, 1866

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p.2 Windsor, Nov. 24th - About six p.m. yesterday, the steamer Milwaukie collided with the propeller Lac La Belle on the St. Clair River, cutting her almost in two. The latter sank inside of five minutes in twenty feet of water, leaving only her upper works exposed. James Evans, engineer of the Lac La Belle, was drowned. He resided at Cleveland, where he leaves a wife and family. A colored man named Rudd, waiter on the same, in attempting to jump to the Milwaukie, fell between the boats and was also drowned. The Lac La Belle was owned by Robert Hanna and others of Cleveland. Valued at $120,000; insured for $80,000. At the time of collision she had on board 385 tons iron ore, 125 tons copper, about 210 kegs fish, a large lot of miscellaneous freight, and very few passengers. She will probably be a total loss. The Milwaukie, owned by the Detroit and Michigan Railway Co., is damaged very slightly. She was loaded with 100 tons pig iron. Great diversity of opinion among the officers of the boat as to who is to blame.

p.3 Imports - 22,23.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Nov. 24, 1866