The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Kingston Herald (Kingston, ON), Dec. 23, 1845

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p.2 On Friday last, about eleven o'clock A.M., one of the seamen of H.M.S. Mohawk perceived the body of a man floating in the water near the "Commodore's Wharf," Point Frederick. Upon reporting the circumstance on board, means were promptly taken by the seamen of that vessel to take it out of the water, which they immediately did, and laid it upon the wharf. An inquest was held on the body in the afternoon by George Baker, Esq., Coroner, but the Jury was unable to identify the body, the head being too much disfigured from long continuance in the water, and exposure to floating ice. The deceased, from his dress, was evidently a sailor: his two blue flannel shirts, and black silk handkerchief being still uninjured. Eight-pence in money, and three "plugs" of tobacco, unbroken, were found in his pocket; and there were the letters R.B. on his right hand, marked apparently with ink, and still perfectly legible. Verdict, "Found Drowned." [Chronicle]

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Rick Neilson
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Kingston Herald (Kingston, ON), Dec. 23, 1845