The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 22, 1853

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p.2 Terrible Accident - On Wednesday last, while the mate of the schooner Pomona of Hamilton - named Cummings - was engaged in "snubbing" that vessel, his legs became entangled in the coil of rope, and were both torn off, one of the limbs falling on deck, the other into the water! Dr. Mack was speedily in attendance, but the poor fellow was beyond the aid of medical skill, and expired shortly afterwards. 'Tis terrible to think of a strong man being thus cut down in his prime.

We learn that a sailor belonging to the Empress, had a narrow escape on Saturday; his legs becoming entangled in a similar manner, would both have been taken off, had he not been rescued by Capt. McKenna. [St. Catherines Post]

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 22, 1853