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Mary Stockton (Schooner), U50515, overboard, 14 Apr 1863

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SAILOR DROWNED. - On Tuesday morning last, says the Detroit Tribune, while the bark MARY STOCKTON was rounding Bar Point, Lake Erie, two of the crew were sent to clear and wash out the small boat hanging to the davits. While thus engaged, from some unexplained reason, the yawl suddenly gave a lurch outboard, precipitating both into the lake. The boat was immediately lowered away and sent to their relief, but, before being reached, one of them named James Kelly, became so exhausted as to sink, and did not rise again. The other narrowly escaped drowning also. The deceased resided in Buffalo, where he leaves a family to mourn his loss.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Tuesday, April 21, 1863

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      The body of the sailor who was washed overboard from the bark MARY STOCKTON
off Bar Point some three weeks since, drifted ashore and was buried by some of the residents in that locality. - Detroit Advertiser
      Buffalo Morning Express
      May 13, 1863 2-4

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.055277 Longitude: -83.116388
William R. McNeil
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Mary Stockton (Schooner), U50515, overboard, 14 Apr 1863