The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 20, 1852


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p.2 A very melancholy accident occurred on Lake Huron a few days ago, whereby four people lost their lives. It seems the sloop Emma, of Goderich, Capt. Murray, when on the lake, about 14 miles from Saugeen, sprung a leak. Immediately when the leak was discovered, the vessel put about, with the intention of returning to Saugeen; but, before she reached that port and when about four miles from the land, she became quite water-logged and capsized. At the time of the accident, there were on board:- Joseph Wright, of the township of Goderich, farmer; John Morrison, from Cooksville, saddler; Thomas Lelie, blacksmith, from Toronto; a boy, named John McKenzie, of Kincardine; J. Murray, captain; J. Havener, sailor; Mr. Blecher; Rev. Mr. Crawford, Free Church Minister; George Swanson of Goderich; and Mrs. Morrison, wife of John Morrison, already named. Of these eleven persons, we deeply regret to say, that the first four sunk with the sloop and were drowned. The remaining seven succeeded in clinging to the capsized hull, upon which they remained for about three hours, when they were providentially rescued by boats from Saugeen. The Huron Signal, to which we are indebted for the above particulars, says that Mr. Morrison was married only about ten days, and we believe he and his wife went out for a pleasure sail, which unfortunately terminated so fatally.


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Date of Original:
Oct. 20, 1852
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KN.19444
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English
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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 20, 1852