The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 25 Jul 1855

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DISASTER ON LAKE ONTARIO. - A collision occurred off Genesee, on Lake Ontario, about half past 2 o'clock, A.M. the 20th inst. between the steamer America and the schooner Emblem, of Hamilton. The latter was cut nearly two-thirds through. Five of her crew took to the small boat, but, before the painter was cut, the schooner capsized, upsetting the boat, and drowning all of the persons in it. The remainder of the crew, three in number, were taken off the wreck by the steamer. The blame of the disaster rests on the schooner, she having no light burning. The America suffered no injury from the collision.

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Dave Swayze
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Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 25 Jul 1855