The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Western Herald (Sandwich, ON), Thursday, October 28, 1841

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STEAMBOAT COLLISION. -- We regret to hear that during the night of Wednesday those fine steamers, the SYDENHAM and LADY COLBORNE, whilst proceeding on their passage between Montreal and Quebec, came in contact near Port St. Francis with such violence that the master of the LADY COLBORNE, (the smaller vessel) deemed it advisable to run his vessel ashore in about eight feet of water, where she immediately sunk. In the confusion necessarily attendant on the accident, one life -- that of an emigrant -- was lost. We have not heard how or by what means the two vessels came in contact, but as they both belong to the same company it must have been necessarily have been purely accidental. The SYDENHAM could not have received much damage, as she proceeded on her way to Quebec. The steamer QUEEN, which came up soon after the accident, brought on the mail. --- Montreal Courier.

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William R. McNeil
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Western Herald (Sandwich, ON), Thursday, October 28, 1841