The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Buffalo Whig (Buffalo, NY), 31 Dec. 1834, page 2

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Capt. Patterson.-- Among the deaths we have this week to record, is that of Capt. ALVIN PATTERSON, of Huron Ohio. He was master of the Schooner Prince Eugene, which, it will be recollected was wrecked about one hundred and thirty miles north of St. Josephs, in October last. His death was caused by exposure and fatigue incident to that event, and his unremitted efforts for the rescue of the Cargo from the wreck. Capt. P. was a favourite with all who knew him, and as a seaman and commander, stood deservedly high.-- We refer the reader to the proceedings of a meeting, held by the captains of Lake Erie, for the estimation in which the deceased was held by his fellow-mariners. Such evidences of the remembrance of worth are doubly valuable to friends, for flowing from the source they do; and the present may not be an inapt occasion to remark that in no part of the world does

"Peril bind the human heart
To 'ts fellow"----

more closely than among the navigators of our Lakes. They are men, who, though stern as the tempests they buffet, when duty calls, yet drop the tear of sympaty [sic] at the misfortunes of a comrade, with a feeling that honours both their hearts and their professions.

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Richard Palmer
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Buffalo Whig (Buffalo, NY), 31 Dec. 1834, page 2