The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Louisa (Scow), overboard, 16 Apr 1866

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Scow LOUISA, lost her captain overboard, April 1866
      Casualty List for 1866
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      February 26, 1867

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LOST OVERBOARD. - Capt. D. McPherson, of the scow-schooner LOUISA, was lost overboard on Monday afternoon near Fairport. The Captain was walking near the side of his vessel, and stepping on a loose stick of wood, lost his balance and fell into the water. A boat was lowered and efforts made to rescue him, but they were unavailing, and a subsequent search for his body was fruitless. Captain McPherson resided at Port Burwell, and leaves a wife and five children.
      The Toledo Blade
      Thursday, April 19, 1866

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      LAKE CAPTAIN DROWNED. - On Monday afternoon, at half-past three o'clock, Captain Duncan McPherson, of the scow LOUISA, fell overboard and was drowned. The LOUISA was on her way from Port Burwell to Cleveland, with a load of shingles and shingle wood, and when off Fairport, the vessel going six miles per hour, Captain McPherson, in going from one end of the scow to the other, in some manner tripped and fell into the lake. All exertions to save him were unavailing.
      The Buffalo Evening Post
      Thursday, April 19, 1866

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  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.75004 Longitude: -81.27399
William R. McNeil
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Louisa (Scow), overboard, 16 Apr 1866