The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Nov. 15, 1855

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p.2 Overboard - The sch. Mary Grover lost a man overboard while making Cobourg harbour on the morning of Tuesday, 6th. The wind was blowing a gale, and there was an immense sea running at the time. Upon nearing the port, she took in her mainsail, and the unfortunate man was standing near the taffrail, assisting in the operation; but the gaff making a sudden lurch from off the boom, struck him, and he was precipitated into the lake. The small boat was immediately lowered, but filled instantly; an unsuccessful effort was made to bring the vessel's bows to the wind. The unfortunate man was seen for several minutes after he entered the water, swimming for dear life. He was an elderly man, named Bagg, and had only been hired the day preceeding the accident. He belongs to Mill Point, in the County of Prince Edward. His body has not yet been recovered. [Sun]

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Nov. 15, 1855