The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
St. Catharines Evening Journal (St. Catharines, ON), January 25, 1862

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Frightful Accident At Lachine - Yesterday afternoon, a young man of the name of McCormac, aged about 21 years, who was the chief blaster upon the portion of the works on which he was engaged on the Lachine Canal, met with a fearful death. From not taking proper precaution after lighting the fuse to the canpion, the explosion took place before he got out of the way and he was blown up into the air, to a distance of nearly two hundred feet. When taken up his body presented a fearful appearance. The left side of his head was totally destroyed and the abdomen was rent in twain. The remains were conveyed to the house where he was boarding, and an inquest will probably be held to-day. - Montreal Pilot

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January 25, 1862
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Peter Warwick
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St. Catharines Evening Journal (St. Catharines, ON), January 25, 1862