The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
W. A. Thompson (Ferry), 12 Jun 1866

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      A gentleman of this city visited Waterloo on Saturday, taking with him a little girl about 8 years of age, the only daughter of a widow. While standing on the docks the child fell into the river and would inevitably have been drowned, had it not been for Capt. Haggart, of the steam ferry boat THOMPSON, who, with the assistance of the engineer, and with considerable risk to himself, succeeded in rescuing her. Capt. Haggart has the heartfelt thanks of the mother upon whom the death of her daughter would have fallen with crushing weight, as her husband and two of her sons fell in battle during the war, and a third son is crippled by wounds. This we understand is the 5th person who has been saved from drowning by the good captain of the THOMPSON.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      June 12, 1866 3-2

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W. A. Thompson (Ferry), 12 Jun 1866