The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Almira (Scow), 7 Dec 1866

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      John Powers, mate of the scow ALMIRA, was lost from that vessel on Saturday evening last about 10:00, some 14 miles from Port Washington. The wind was blowing a stiff gale at the time, and the mate was busy with the men trimming the mainsail, when he slipped and fell overboard. A line was immediately thrown him, together with some lumber, but the sea running high prevented the unfortunate man from saving himself. A boat was immediately launched, but was soon filled and rendered useless, and the efforts of the crew proved unavailing. He was a resident of the third ward, and leaves a wife, but no children. A reward of $50 was offered for the recovery of his body. - Mil. Sentinel.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      December 7, 1866 3-3

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Almira (Scow), 7 Dec 1866