The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 Sep 1860

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Burning of the Steamer Peterborough

We regret that the steamer Peterborough, the property of Mr. S.S. Kelly, and employed on the back Lake's trade, was burned to the water's edge on Thursday night last, while lying at the Bridgenorth wharf. Mr. Kelly informs us that the steamer came down from Baycaygeon with a number of passengers, and arrived at Bridgenorth about dusk; at 10 1/2 o'clock he examined the boat, and no evidence of fire was visible at that time. About half an hour afterwards he was awoke in his bed in the cabin by a strong smell of smoke, and on going to the engine room he found that all under deck was a sheet of flame. Exertions were made to check the fire, but they were unavailing; in forty minutes from the time of its discovery nothing but the blazing hulk stood in view. Nothing was saved from the boat, and it was fortunate that Captain Kelly awoke, otherwise all on board might have perished in the flames. The loss ($4,000) is a severe one on Mr. Kelley, as there was no insurance on the boat or furniture.

[Peterboro Examiner]

The 100th Prince of Wales Regiment - departure on steamer Passport.

[Toronto Leader 14th]

p.3 ads for New Era, Ontario, Niagara.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 Sep 1860