The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Islander (Steamboat), collision, 1 Jul 1857

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Steamer ISLANDER, sunk by collision with the Steamer PEARL, raised and repaired. Property loss $1,200
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 28, 1858 (1857 Casualty List)

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      Steamer ISLANDER, collided with Steamer PEARL and sunk in Detroit River. Raised. Property loss $1,000
      Chicago Daily Press
      Casualty List for 1857

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      What is left of the stmr. ISLANDER has been raised and will be taken into drydock for repairs. The CLIFTON taking her place between this city and Chatham for the present. - Detroit Free Press, 27.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      July 29, 1857 2-6

(NOTE - not the same as the Fort Erie CLIFTON)

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      The stmr. ISLANDER, which was sunk in Detroit River by collision with the PEARL, since she was raised, has been thoroughly repaired and has again commenced her trips between Detroit and Chatham. The damage she sustained, we learn was about $1,200.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      August 21, 1857 2-6

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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $1,200
Remarks: Raised & repaired
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.081944 Longitude: -83.125555
William R. McNeil
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Islander (Steamboat), collision, 1 Jul 1857