The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Montreal Gazette (Montreal, QC), Aug. 29, 1845

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p.2 THE LOSS OF THE KENT - The Chatham Gleaner, in alluding to the loss of the steamer Kent, on Lake Erie, states that the number of persons lost has been underrated; that there were, as near as can be ascertained, 95 passengers on board, 79 of whom have been saved. The whole matter is to undergo a thorough judicial investigation; and from affidavits which the Gleaner has perused, he expresses a belief that the onus of the unfortunate accident does not attach to those in charge of the Kent.

Montreal Gazette, Sept. 13, 1845

p.2 On the 7th inst., the New Orleans, Capt. Brundage, on her trip to the upper lakes struck a rock, three miles above Malden in the Detroit river, and was found to be filling so fast that for safety she was run aground on the Canada shore. The accident happened about six o'clock yesterday morning. - The London took her passengers to Detroit, from whence a small steamboat was despatched to tender further assistance. Besides a large load of passengers, she had some $50,000 worth of freight, which of course must be damaged more or less, as she has seven feet water in her hold. No lives were lost by the accident, if we except the case of a merchant, who first being very much frightened by the concussion, was afterwards thrown into so great distress of mind by the probable loss of his goods, having about $10,000 worth on board, that he died from the over excitement. The boat it is thought will be raised without much damage. [Cleveland Plain Dealer]

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Montreal Gazette (Montreal, QC), Aug. 29, 1845