The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily Times (Oswego, NY), Friday, April 25, 1851

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The Comet. - The steamer Porcupine arrived yesterday, from Kingston, with men to aid in raising the wreck of the Comet. Mr. Robinson, the Engineer who tested the boilers of the Comet this spring, is in the city, and has made a thorough examination of the wreck and the exploded boiler. He concurs fully in the verdict of the Coroner's Inquest relative to the cause of the explosion - a want of sufficient water. Samples of the exploded boiler show that it was made of the best English plated iron of the strongest kind, and it is the opinion of the two eminent Engineers, Messrs. Robinson and Starbuck, that the accident was owing to no defect in the boiler. Captain O'Conner has behaved with propriety, judgment and humanity, in his unremitted care and attention to the wounded and the dead throughout the trying scenes of the sad disaster.

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Richard Palmer
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Daily Times (Oswego, NY), Friday, April 25, 1851