The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
St. Catharines Journal (St. Catharines, ON), November 16, 1843


Description
Full Text

Accidental Drowning - We regret to state, that Mr. Thomas Duffin, lock tender at Lock No. 2, dry dock, below St.Catharines, was accidentally drowned on the 14th instant, by slipping off one of the gates into the lock; but what renders the circumstances still more distressing, if possible, is that if was witnessed by his agonized wife, without her being able to render the least assistance. An inquest was held, and a verdict rendered accordingly.

In this case the jury viewed it as a matter of deep regret that the lock gates are unprovided with "foot bridges," as no less than eleven deaths have occurred in consequence, it is believed, of this very reprehensible omission. This neglect in the old lock gates, will, we are happy to know, be remedied in the new, as there is to be attached to each pair of gates a substantial foot bridge, for the convenience and safety of those employed about the locks.


Media Type:
Text
Newspaper
Item Type:
Clippings
Date of Original:
November 16, 1843
Local identifier:
GLN.4116
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
Peter Warwick
Copyright Statement:
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
Contact
Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Email
WWW address
Powered by / Alimenté par VITA Toolkit




My favourites lets you save items you like, tag them and group them into collections for your own personal use. Viewing "My favourites" will open in a new tab. Login here or start a My favourites account.










St. Catharines Journal (St. Catharines, ON), November 16, 1843