The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Montreal Gazette (Montreal, QC), Oct. 15, 1827

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p.2 Melancholy Death - Mr. Mundy, the master of the Schooner Wood-duck, and a man named Monroe, from Whitby, were crossing the Niagara between Fort George and Youngstown, in a skiff loaded with furniture, a few evenings ago about half an hour before dusk. The skiff upset, and the poor fellows got hold of it bottom uppermost. The surf was high, and it so happened that no boat was near to go to their aid. About half an hour after, they were still to be seen clinging to the skiff. The boats of the Queenston and Canada put off to their aid, but it was too late; night had set in, the river was rough, and the skiff and the two men perished within a short distance of both shores. Our informant says it was a melancholy sight to see them in their perilous condition. [Col. Advocate]

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Montreal Gazette (Montreal, QC), Oct. 15, 1827