The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sat. , May 19, 1838

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Steam Boat Racing. - An accident occurred on board the Sir Robert Peel on her passage from this port to that of Oswego on Wednesday last, in consequence of the temerity, or we may say the wickedness of running that vessel against the Great Britain. When the two vessels were near each other and within seven miles of Oswego. the Sir Robert Peel took fire, and the alarm on board being extreme, the Great Britain ran alongside and took off many of the passengers. The fire on board the Sir Robert Peel being shortly afterwards put out, she got safely into harbor, and we hope has received such a lesson, as will teach the proprietors of both vessels, not to suffer them to be raced, however great may be the provocations they receive.

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Richard Palmer
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sat. , May 19, 1838