The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oswego Advertiser & Times (Oswego, NY), Wed., Dec. 5, 1866

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The Bodies Of The Sailors Brought To Oswego By The E.B. Gannett.- We learn that a telegram has been received here from Mr. Hugh Coyne, of Detroit, saying that he would leave that place, Monday, to take charge of the bodies of the three sailors brought to this port, who perished in the wreck of the "M. Ballard."

A telegram has also been received from a person in Kingston, requesting that the body of John King, one of the sailors, be sent to Cape Vincent. The body was accordingly sent forward on the 5:40 train last evening.

The body found on the lake shore Sunday morning has been identified as being that of Alvin Becker, of Port Round, County of Norfolk, C.W., who was lost from the schooner Mayflower, several days ago.

Much credit is due to Coroner Pierce for his energy and efficiency in obtaining evidence of identification, and also in securing money to defray the expenses of burial, which, in several instances occurring lately, would otherwise have been charged to the county.

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Richard Palmer
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Oswego Advertiser & Times (Oswego, NY), Wed., Dec. 5, 1866