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C. G. Breed (Schooner), accident, 26 May 1879

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A telegram from Detroit, Monday, says: An accident on the schr. C.G. BREED this forenoon resulted in the injury of two sailors and the narrow escape of two others. The four were about thirty feet above the deck working on the triangle scraping the main mast when the strap holding the block from which the same were suspended, broke. Two caught the ropes and escaped falling to the deck. The third, Alexander Brown, caught first by his leg and then his hands, and escaped with his hip strained and hands severely burned. The forth, Joseph King, fell on the fife-rail and then on the deck. His thigh was broken, and he
suffered from internal injuries. He was taken to the Marine Hospital.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Wednesday, May 28, 1879

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      Joseph King, who was fatally injured by the falling of the triangle on the schooner BREED, died at Marine Hospital Detroit, Monday night.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Thursday, May 29, 1879

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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 42.33143 Longitude: -83.04575
William R. McNeil
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C. G. Breed (Schooner), accident, 26 May 1879