Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Burning of the G. P. Griffith
Lloyd's Steamboat Directory and Disasters on the Western Waters..., 17 Jun 1850, p. 261-65
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Posted by Jo Ann Strickland, 3 April 2011 at 14:59

The article identifies A. Ferguson among the dead. He was an engineer on the GP Griffith and he did survive. He is my great grandfather who later married Margaret Brice in Detroit, Michigan (1852)

Posted by Jillian Mihinui, 2 May 2014 at 4:23

Among the dead were Mrs Walker and child. I would assume it was meant to be Mrs Waters. Harriet Jemima Waters (nee Galley) from Cambridgeshire, England was lost with her 14 month old son Henry William Waters. Her husband, my GG Grandfather, William Ridd Waters, survived and made his way to New Zealand, via Australia, arriving about 1855. He became Mayor of Nelson in 1877 and died in 1881.

Posted by [Name Withheld], 18 April 2016 at 21:02

I have been repairing/uprighting headstones at Pittsford cemetery, Pittsford, section main M there is a monument with 3 names of those who died in this incident George Reed (38yrs old), Harriet E. Calhoun(37yrs old), and daughter Hannah Reed(3 yrs old)..engraved are their names/dates/and "all died at burning of the boat Griffith June 17 1850"

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Burning of the G. P. Griffith