The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
New Brunswick (Schooner), overboard, 27 Sep 1848

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MELANCHOLY ACCIDENT. - As the schooner NEW BRUNSWICK, laden with flour was on her way from St. Catharines to Kingston, on the night of the 27th instant, off Niagara, one of the hands, named John Hays, was unfortunately knocked overboard by a sudden swing of the main boom. Spars were immediately thrown overboard, that he might, if possible, reach one and keep himself up, and the boat at once lowered, the Captain and four men jumping in and going in search of him. Their exertions, long continued, were however, fruitless. The young man was highly respected by the crew.
      Toronto Mirror
      October 6, 1848

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Reason: overboard
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.262222 Longitude: -79.073055
William R. McNeil
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New Brunswick (Schooner), overboard, 27 Sep 1848