The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Deseronto (Propeller), sank, 16 Apr 1881

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The steamer DESORONTO, (sic) which has had fifteen feet added to her length and one foot to the depth of her hold, started on her trial trip on Saturday afternoon, when a very high wind was blowing. She went a short distance into the lake and turned round to return to Deseronto, but she was rolling greatly, and people on the shore could see the red paint on her bottom. She finally turned completely on her side and remained so, and as the engine was not stopped she ran for about half a mile and struck a shoal, where she righted and sank, the top of her smokestack being just visible over the water. The seven persons on board reached shore in safety.
      Cleveland Herald
      Saturday, April 23, 1881

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      The steamer DESERONTO which recently capsized in the Bay of Quinte has been hauled out at Deseronto and will have false sides put on.
      Cleveland Herald
      Wednesday, April 27, 1881

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Reason: sank
Lives: nil
Remarks: Raised
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.143611 Longitude: -77.255833
William R. McNeil
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Deseronto (Propeller), sank, 16 Apr 1881