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Rescue (Propeller), collision, 2 Aug 1892

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Toronto, Aug. 3 - The passenger PRINCESS LOUISE and the tug RESCUE, collided off Thompson's Point last night. PRINCESS LOUISE was cut down and her Captain made a desperate effort to reach shore before sinking. In this he was unsuccessful; the steamer went down, but not far from the beach. Boats had been lowered in the meantime and passengers and crew were taken off in safety. The PRINCESS LOUISE was on her way up the lake, the tug RESCUE had left Toronto about 10:00 with the steambarge RESCUE and the barges ORISIS and PURITAN in tow. Whe the tug and the PRINCESS LOUISE met, the latter tried to take the starboard side, but could not clear the tug which struck her amidships on the port side.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      August 9, 1892 2-1

NOTE :- Thompson's Point location is the Bay of Quinte area.

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Lives: nil
Remarks: Uninjured ?
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.08 Longitude: -77.075555
William R. McNeil
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Rescue (Propeller), collision, 2 Aug 1892