The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Kingston Herald (Kingston, ON), Feb. 17, 1846

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p.2 A portion of a mast, with some rigging attached, was one day last week found about 2 miles from this place, down the Lake, on the American side. It is supposed, from its size, to have belonged to the schooner Thistle, which was lost with all on board several weeks ago from Kingston to Hamilton. [Niagara Chronicle]

p.3 An inquest was held last Tuesday on view of the body of the man who fell from the rigging of the barque Eleonora on Friday the 6th inst., as mentioned in our last. It appears that the deceased on that day climbed up the rigging of the above named vessel in a state of intoxification, and that by part of the rigging slipping he was precipitated on the ice below - the concussion consequent on the fall having reduced him to a state of insensibility. He was carried to the infirmary, where he received the kindest attention and the most skilful medical aid. He lingered till the 9th. He was respectably interred on the 10th by the Merchant Seamen's Society, and the last tribute of respect was paid to him by a large number of his seafaring brethren following his remains to the grave. The name of the man is yet unknown, but from information obtained from him by the surgeon in attendance, he is supposed to be a German sailor of the name of Frederick Lohr, who once resided in Cincinnati.

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Kingston Herald (Kingston, ON), Feb. 17, 1846