The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
St. Catharines Journal (St. Catharines, ON), December 17, 1840

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On Monday last, as the Transit steam boat was on her way hence to Queenston and Lewiston, she was overtaken by a storm that had well nigh closed her career. She was commanded by her experienced owner, Capt. Richardson, Sen., who asserts, that on no previous occasion, (and he has been on the lake between twenty and thirty years) had he encountered such weather. Her bulwarks on each side were torn away - one of her paddle boxes was ripped open, and her gentleman's cabin and other compartments visited by the waves. The water having free course over the deck soon became a sheet of ice, and the bulwarks being gone, there was imminent danger of the people being washed overboard. Happily no lives or luggage were lost; and the boat is receiving repairs at Niagara. - Toronto Examiner

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December 17, 1840
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Peter Warwick
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St. Catharines Journal (St. Catharines, ON), December 17, 1840