The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Western Herald (Sandwich, ON), Thursday, June 6, 1839

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A few days since, one of the Yankee Brigands captured at Windsor, and so humanely set at large by His Excellency Sir George Arthur, with several of his companions in arms, a short time since paid a visit to a gentleman in the neighborhood, and demanded a watch which he said had been taken from him on the field of battle on the morning of the 4th of December,-- He then very coolly walked down to the burnt wreck of the Steamer "THAMES," and having torn off a piece from her almost entirely consumed bulwark, he carried it across to Detroit as an emblem of triumph! [part]


STEAMBOAT "GODERICH" SUNK. -- On Thursday night last, the Steamboat GODERICH, while on her way to Amherstburgh, and when within a short distance of that town, was run into by the steamboat "ERIE," and immediately sunk. No blame is attached to the Captain of the ERIE, or any one on board, but the accident is attributed to the mismanagement of the man at the helm of the unfortunate GODERICH, whose passengers and hands were taken up by the Captain of the ERIE, who also exerted himself to save every floating article belonging to the GODERICH. It is supposed she will be raised without much trouble, when she will reasume her trips between this and Chatham. We understand the GODERICH was insured.

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William R. McNeil
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Western Herald (Sandwich, ON), Thursday, June 6, 1839