The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Kingston Herald (Kingston, ON), Dec. 16, 1845

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p.2 Melancholy Accident - On Friday afternoon last while the Schooner Sydenham was on her way from Amherst Island to Kingston, a man named Thomas Shaw, a resident on the Island, accidentally lost his life in the following manner: It appears that on the boat nearing Kingston, he was in the act of changing the boom from one side of the vessel to the other when it suddenly reversed, struck him on the side, and knocked him overboard. He appeared but once on the surface of the water, and it is thought that he was killed by the boom striking him, before he entered the water. He was not employed on the boat, but merely took a passage to Kingston. The unfortunate man has left a wife and a family of ten children, wholly unprovided for. The body has not yet been found. [Chronicle]

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Kingston Herald (Kingston, ON), Dec. 16, 1845