The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Scotia (Propeller), 17 Dec 1891


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      At Port Huron a few days ago, John Cole, a sailor on the steamer SCOTIA, was taken from his boat to a hospital, fatally injured. After death, his wife, who resided at Ironville, O., informed the hospital authorities that she was too poor to attend to burial of the remains, and in accordance with Michigan laws the body was turned over to one of the medical institutions of the state. The sailors in the merchant marine of this county built up through contributions from their earnings in past years a marine hospital service that has since cared for them in time of sickness. The government a few years ago undertook the maintenance of this service, but it is nevertheless a fact that the institution is one founded by the sailors themselves. It certainly seems strange that a decent burial cannot be provided for the sailor who is worthy of care in time of illness.
      The Marine Review
      December 17, 1891


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sailor killed
Date of Original:
1891
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McN.E.325
Language of Item:
English
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William R. McNeil
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Scotia (Propeller), 17 Dec 1891