The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Montreal Gazette (Montreal, QC), Aug. 7, 1846

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p.2 The steamer British Queen, when coming down the Long Sault Rapids, on her last trip, struck a rock and unshipped her rudder; broaching to immediately, she went down the rapids broadside, through the most dangerous places, without receiving any injury. [Courier]

Montreal Gazette, Aug. 8, 1846

p.2 We were misinformed as to the nature of the accident that happened to the British Queen while descending the Long Sault rapids. It appears, upon inquiry, that she did not unship her rudder by striking against a rock, but broke its blade by coming in contact with a raft. This was the extent of the injury; but the steamer, in order to avoid running over the raft and so endangering the lives of the persons on it, was obliged to run into an eddy, which brought her broadside to. [Courier]

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Montreal Gazette (Montreal, QC), Aug. 7, 1846