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George D. Russell (Schooner), overboard, 22 Jul 1871


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Juo. Allen, a seaman on board of the schr. GEO, D. RUSSELL, and who was shipped at Buffalo, was lost overboard from his vessel last Saturday while on Lake Huron and drowned. The particulars of the accident, so far as we can ascertain, are as follows: The schrs. RUSSELL and SHERWOOD, were in tow of the W.T. GRAVES. The captain of the RUSSELL had been aboard the SHERWOOD to visit a sick child. The yawl which carried him and Allen was being hoisted to its place at the stern, when Allen fell overboard and sank. The yawl was immediately lowered, and floats thrown overboard, to the assistance of the man, but he never rose again. The drowned man came from the east coast of Ireland.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Thursday, July 27, 1871


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Reason: overboard
Lives: 1
Date of Original:
1871
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Local identifier:
McN.W.15647
Language of Item:
English
  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.68473 Longitude: -86.53036
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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George D. Russell (Schooner), overboard, 22 Jul 1871