The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), July 5, 1871

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p.2 Boiler Explosion On Board A Propeller Near Brockville - July 5th - The propeller Maine, of the Northern Transportation Company, burst one of her boilers just above this place on her way to Ogdensburg. A passenger and the chief engineer were blown overboard. Three deck hands were badly scalded and have since died. The propeller after the accident became helpless and drifted down the river. The people here secured her to the wharf when she was found to be sinking. A number of men were put on board to work when she was taken in tow of the propeller Akron and proceeded to Ogdensburg, where they arrived safely early this morning. A search was made for the bodies of the engineer and passenger, but so far without success.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), July 5, 1871