The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Montreal Gazette (Montreal, QC), 23 Jul 1827

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p.2 York, July 16th - Wonderful Escape - On Saturday last, just as the Canada was proceeding from Niagara to York, A. Heron, Esq. junior, Editor of the Gleaner, undertook to put Captain Mundy of the Wood Duck on board. The skiff in which they had embarked coming in contact with the bow of the steam-boat, upset, and both were drawn under the Canada! The wheels were stopt - the life boats lowered and about a minute and a half after the upset, Captain Mundy rose apparently much exhausted. Captain Richardson darted off in the Jolly Boat, and rescued him from his perilous situation.

After a fruitless search of some minutes without any prospect of the enlightened editor making his appearance the boat proceeded - a moan was heard issuing from the larboard wheelhouse. The wheels were again stopt - the jolly boat lowered; and to the great astonishment of all on board, our brother editor was found clinging to the axle-tree! - he sustained no injury! [Observer]

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    Latitude: 45.50884 Longitude: -73.58781
Rick Neilson
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Montreal Gazette (Montreal, QC), 23 Jul 1827