The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Illinois (Schooner), 1 May 1844


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SUICIDE - We learn from Capt. Pheatt that Capt. Pickering, late master of the schooner ILLINOIS, cut his throat and bled to death, at St. Catharines, within a day or two. It seems that the deceased had built a new vessel at Oswego, and that attempting to pass through the Welland Canal, for a western port, she stuck fast, being too wide for the lock, and there remains. This it appears so mortified the master, that he resolved upon self-destruction and accomplished it in the manner above mentioned. Capt. Pickering leaves a young wife and four children at Oswego.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      June 5, 1844 2 - 1


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Suicide of captain
Date of Original:
1844
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McN.E.4906
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Illinois (Schooner), 1 May 1844