The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Mexico Independent (Mexico, NY), Aug. 16, 1886

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Texas - One day last week there was a small steam yacht seen in Mexico, off this place. Keeper Chapman of the life saving service discovered through his marine glasses that there was something wrong, something the matter with the yacht. The keeper and Perry Marsh manned a small boat and pulled out a distance for several miles. She proved to be the Fredonia, Capt. William Parks of Dunkirk. She was on fire. With the timely arrival and help of the two life savers the fire was extinguished. The Fredonia was on her passage to the Thousand Islands with a few passengers. The lake at the time was very boisterous and rough. By the advice and counsel of Capt. Chapman, the little steamer was safely moored at Pleasant Point for repairs and calmer weather.

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In the same news item was notice of the death of ex-keeper M. E. Parker who was accidentally killed on board the steam barge, Anna Smith, at Manitowoc, Wisc. Mexico Masonic Lodge handled the funeral and expenses.
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Aug. 16, 1886
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Richard Palmer
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Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
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Mexico Independent (Mexico, NY), Aug. 16, 1886