The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Canadian Emigrant (Sandwich, ON), Saturday, May 26, 1832

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AWFUL CALAMITY. —It is our painful duty to announce one of the most awful occurrences that the history of Steamboat disasters have ever afforded. Several letters have been received in town from Memphis, stating the loss of the steamer Brandywine, by fire, on the 9th inst. About that place, and the destruction therewith of 60 or 70 passengers, either by drowning or otherwise. The news appears to have been communicated by Captain hamilton, himself, thus leaving no room to doubt its correctness. Eight or ten cabin passengers, and fifty or sixty on deck were lost. Among the former, Mrs. Robert T. Walker and child, and Mrs. Robert Stockheart of this place. The Brandywine was on her passage from new Orleans to Louisville. We understand she was insured. — Nashville Republican, April 14th.

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William R. McNeil
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Canadian Emigrant (Sandwich, ON), Saturday, May 26, 1832