The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily Times (Oswego, NY), Monday, July 18, 1853

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Shocking Accident. - This morning a little girl, daughter of Mr. Peter O. Sullivan, of the 4th Ward, was injured in a terrible manner. She was engaged in selling milk on the Canal Boats lying in and near the Canal Basin and undertook to clamber up a passage way leading from the lower side of the Bridge, by which to gain the top of the Bridge itself, and while endeavoring to ascend one of the steps leading from one platform to another in the ascent, her arm either slipped or her clothing was caught in the machinery used in working the pump in the coffer dam, and before she could be extricated her arm was drawn in by one of the cog wheels and mashed in a dreadful manner almost to her shoulder.

Her clothes were entirely torn from her person and her body was otherwise considerably bruised, although not fatally, as we were informed. The blood and flesh from her arm upon the bridge an hour afterwards, were plainly to be seen. She was taken to the office of Dr. A.B. Coe, as soon as released, and her arm was immediately amputated by him. It was believed the child would recover.

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Richard Palmer
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Daily Times (Oswego, NY), Monday, July 18, 1853