The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Jan. 12, 1874

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p.2 Sad Accident - This forenoon, about 11 o'clock, a very sad accident occurred at Messrs. Swift & Co.s wharf, whereby one man has lost his life. A party of four men were working at the wheel of the steamer Spartan, when the scaffolding gave way from some cause or other,and they were precipitated into the water. Their names were Daniel Chisholm, Gilbert Merritt, John Bushell, and Joe Laurenselle. They were speedily fished out of the water and conveyed to Mr. R.D. Smith's house. The latter three were soon recovered from the effect of their involuntary bath, but Mr. Chisholm gradually sunk and died about 2 o'clock. Mr. Chisholm has been for many years connected with the Canadian Navigation Company, and was one of their most trusted hands. His death is much regretted by all parties, as he was of a kindly genial disposition. He leaves a wife and a large family to mourn his premature decease, and they are much sympathized with in their bereavement. (death notice says 49 years old, residence Johnson street)

p.3 C.I. - 10th - Pierrepont.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Jan. 12, 1874