The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Montreal Gazette (Montreal, QC), May 10, 1842

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p.2 We noticed recently the loss of the steamer Commodore Barrie, and have since met with the following particulars of the unfortunate accident, in the Toronto Colonist:

The Commodore was owned by a Joint Stock Company at Kingston, was chartered by D. Bethune, Esquire, and others, and had on board five hundred barrels of flour belonging to Mr. Smith, of Youngstown, N.Y. She was an old boat, having been on Lake Ontario since 1834; she was of light build, and we are happy to add that there were no lives lost. Moreover, the Commodore is the first steamer that has been lost on Lake Ontario. Every effort was made to save the vessel and cargo. The Royal Mail Steamer Princess Royal, Captain Colcleugh, on her passage up from Kingston, on Monday last, traversed the lake in every direction, and succeeded only in discovering a part of the forward rail and two barrels of flour. Since the loss of the Commodore, the wind having been chiefly about W.N.W., the cargo must have drifted to the South shore.

The British steamer Western, we learn from the American papers, was, a few days ago, burned at the wharf, Detroit. The fire is supposed to have commenced in some shingles, lying near the pipe.

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Rick Neilson
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Montreal Gazette (Montreal, QC), May 10, 1842