The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Montreal Gazette (Montreal, QC), April 10, 1845

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p.2 We regret to state that the steamer Canada ran on a rock in Alexandria Bay (thirty-six miles below Kingston), on her upward trip on Tuesday night. The rock is a large shelving boulder, about sixty feet in circumference, lying some three hundred yards from the American shore, and the surface about a foot under water. The steamer, being under full head-way at the time, ran nearly half her length on the rock, and now lies in that position, with her bows a foot, at least, out of water. The jolly-boat was despatched to Brockville, on Wednesday morning, for assistance, and the steamer Albion and some ship carpenters proceeded to the relief of the Canada. The Albion arrived here, with the passengers, on Wednesday evening, and also brought the first intelligence of the disaster. The Royal Mail steamer Sovereign proceeded down on Thursday morning, to assist in floating the Canada, and, in conjunction with the American steamer Oneida, endeavoured to jerk her off. After breaking the Canada's chain cable, and also his own, in two places, Captain Sutherland reluctantly gave up the task as hopeless. In the meantime, Mr. Perkins, ship-builder of Brockville, and a number of hands are employed in raising the Canada at the bows, and placing ways under her sides, and, probably on Monday next, the Sovereign will go down again with some stronger cables, and relieve her without much difficulty. From the present position of the Canada, she will, no doubt, be considerably strained, but, we trust, will receive no serious damage. The Royal Mail steamer Sovereign arrived here, on Wednesday evening, from Toronto, and sailed again, yesterday morning, for the latter port, with a number of M.P.P.'s on board. The steamer Prince Edward has commenced her regular trips on the Bay of Quinte. The American steamer Oneida touched at this port yesterday morning on her first upward trip for the season. [Kingston Chronicle of Saturday]

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Montreal Gazette (Montreal, QC), April 10, 1845