The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 19, 1867

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p.2 Arrivals - 18,19; Departures - 18,19.

Sarnia, Sept. 19th - About midnight last night the Tug W.K. Muir exploded her boiler about two miles down the river. At the time she was arranging her tow of five vessels. The crew were all blown high into the air, the captain, mate, one of the engineers, and three of the men were drowned. Boats were lowered from the vessels, and five men picked up, all more or less injured. The Tug sank almost immediately. The cause of the explosion not ascertained.

p.3 Died - Mr. Alex. Tracy, 39, of the firm of Jacques, Tracy & Co., forwarders, of Montreal.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 19, 1867