The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 28, 1878

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p.3 The Island Ferry - After today the evening boat from the Cape will not call at Wolfe Island on her return trip, unless she happens to come through the canal. Parties interested will please take notice of the change.

Accident To The Maud - Considerable excitement was caused in town today by a report that the Maud had broken down on her trip to Brockville. As she had a very large number of passengers, a good deal of alarm prevailed. The accident consisted of the breaking of the crank pin, which had the effect of stopping further progress. The tug Lady Franklin was despatched to her assistance, and will tow her either to Brockville or back to Kingston, as the passengers may desire. This is the first accident that has happened to the Maud on an excursion.

Later - The following was received from Mr. Shannon, who was a passenger on board:

"Soon after leaving Gananoque the crank pin of the Maud broke, which rendered her useless, and she drifted about for some time. The Juanita came along, but being an American vessel, according to Canadian law, she was unable to render any assistance. The captain left in a small boat for Gananoque and soon returned with the tug Clara Louise, which towed the Maud to an island opposite Gananoque, which is to be named Maud Island in future. Here the party remained until the Lady Franklin arrived from Kingston, when the trip was resumed."

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 28, 1878