The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Comet (Owen Sound, ON), August 29, 1862

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The Kincardine Commonwealth of the 21st, says -

"We regret to learn that the splendid steamer Kaloolah which had become such a favorite along this coast, met with a serious accident at Southampton on Monday last, which it is feared has rendered her totally useless. In assisting to pull off a vessel the hawser broke with the engine was on full power. The consequence was, that she made a fearful plunge forward, striking a large boulder in her course, which stove a hole into her hull and wheeled her round on to a sand bar where she now lies. Her spirited and deserving owners on hearing of the accident, immediately put their new steamer Bruce on the route. We understand that the Kaloolah was sufficiently insured to cover the loss, which we trust is not so serious as represented.

We have later accounts by way of Detroit the Free Press says-

"The wrecking party which left here a few days since to go to the relief of the steamer Kaloolah ashore at Saugeen on lake Huron returned to this city yesterday morning , having been unsuccessful in their mission. On Friday last a storm arose at 12 o'clock of the same night she broke in two and subsequently went to pieces nothing being saved of any value or consequence. The Kaloolah was built at Buffalo by Bidwell and Banta...

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Bill Hester
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Comet (Owen Sound, ON), August 29, 1862