The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 18 May 1861

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DISASTROUS COLLISION - THREE LIVES LOST. - Capt. Dorr received the following dispatch from Kingston yesterday morning: The schooner Exchange, with a cargo of wheat from Chicago, collided with the steamer Comet, last night, off the Duck (sic). The Comet is a total loss. Three men are also lost. The Exchange is badly injured, and is making water. She arrived here this morning.

Later. - A dispatch received last night says, "The Comet sunk near Nine Mile Point, in forty feet of water. Two lives were lost. Loss $20,000 - partly insured. The schooner was little injured." - Buff. Courier, 16th.

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Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 18 May 1861