The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 20, 1868

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p.2 The Spartan - The steamer Spartan went into Tate's dock, at Montreal, on Saturday evening. It will be remembered that on Friday she struck on a rock in the Long Sault Rapids, and the damage proves to be greater than it was first believed to be. Three of her ironplates in front were broken, also the cutwater.

Sarnia, Oct. 19th - The heavy gale on Friday night dismantled several vessels on Lake Huron. One lumber barge was lost - name not ascertained. The barge Paragon, loaded with lumber, was waterlogged about 25 miles outside. Two men, one woman and her little daughter (aged about eight years) perished - the men jumping overboard, and the woman and child dying on the wreck from the effects of the cold weather. The balance of the crew, captain and two sailors, took to the rigging. Her Majesty's gunboat Prince Alfred, on her way down from Goderich on Saturday afternoon, fell in with the wreck, took off the men, and succeeded in towing the barge into this port, where Lieut. Parsons handed her over to the United States consul. Had it not been for the timely assistance of the gunboat the captain of the barge states that all hands would have been lost. The bodies of the woman and child were buried here yesterday.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 20, 1868