The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Dec. 1, 1855

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p.2 Coroner's Inquest - An inquest was held on the 17th inst., at Amherst Island, by John Hitchins, Esq., Coroner, on the body of John Lemon, a native of Ireland, who was drowned in the Harbor, at the Steamboat Landing, of the above place. The deceased was master of the sch. Isabella, and in endeavoring to work her out of the Harbor, the wind blowing very strong from the North East, by some mismanagement the Schooner got on shore at Mr. Tate's Ship Yard, when the deceased and two others got the anchor and cable in the small boat, and by endeavoring to carry it out, the boat filled with water and sunk beneath them. The two others saved themselves by being able to swim to shore. The deceased is said to have been a quiet inoffensive man by all who knew him, and he has left a wife and five small children to mourn his untimely end. The Jury returned a verdict of accidentally drowned....[com. to Whig]

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Dec. 1, 1855