The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Aug. 13, 1856

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Serious Accident. - Yesterday forenoon a serious accident occurred on board the schooner Bohemian, which resulted in breaking the leg of Capt. Lewis Turner, in a shocking manner, and amputation will probably be necessary. The crew were heaving the vessel up to the dock in front of Mr. Fitzhugh's Mill, when the strap or hook of the snatch block, on deck, gave way, and the recoil brought the block with tremendous force against the thigh of Capt. Turner, completely shattering the bone down to the knee joint.

The accident is most unfortunate, and will lay up Capt. Turner for a long time, if he does not lose his limb, and possibly his life. He is attended by Dr. Everts, and a council of physicians was held yesterday afternoon to determine as to the necessity of amputation.

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Richard Palmer
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Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Aug. 13, 1856