The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Shocking Accident
St. Lawrence Gazette (Ogdensburg, NY), 14 Aug 1827, p. 3

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Shocking Accident.--A coroner's inquest was called on Sunday last, to examine the dead body of a man named Josiah Smith, in Prescott, who was employed as a fireman on board the Queenston Steamboat. It appeared, on examination, that Smith and another man, (who also was a fireman) left the boat on the evening of the previous day, and were intoxicated when they returned, which was at a late hour.--Smith was left upon deck smoking a pipe, while his companion retired to his birth [berth], below. In the morning Smith was found among the machinery, dead; having fallen head foremost on some of the iron-work, the distance of about ten feet. His head was shockingly mangled. It is understood that he has friends living in Montreal.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.7083926722695 Longitude: -75.5115768041992
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Shocking Accident