The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Western Herald (Sandwich, ON), Thursday, August 25, 1842

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THE LEXINGTON. -- The divers have found the remains of the ill-fated steamer, and have thoroughly examined the after part of the hold. The centre was covered by a part of the bow, which had broken off near the engine and fallen over on it. The men say that there is no sand in the ship, and nothing to prevent her being raised, though she lies in a hundred and twenty feet water. It will be recollected that the iron chest on board the LEXINGTON contained a large sum of money in specie and bank notes. So far, no bodies have been found, and it is not probable that any remained on board when she went down. Arrangement are now making to raise her immediately. --- Journal of Commerce.


The number of persons who lost their lives by the explosion on board the SHAMROCK has been ascertained to amount to 63.

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William R. McNeil
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Western Herald (Sandwich, ON), Thursday, August 25, 1842