The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Free Trader (Schooner), crewman killed, 21 Nov 1845

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Buffalo, Nov. 21 - The storm king has shown evidence of his wrath during the past 2 days. A violent and steady gale commenced blowing from the west on Saturday night, which continued without intermission until sundown last evening and to render it more destructive to shipping, it was attended with flurries of snow, which at times entirely obstructed the vision.
A young man named Neil Smith belonging to the schr. FREE TRADER, was killed on board that vessel, off the lighthouse, by the falling of the fore boom, while the schooner was in the act of jibing. His connections reside in Canada, somewhere beyond Detroit. - Commercial Advertiser.

The young man, Smith killed on board the FREE TRADER, was buried today. A number of his companions followed his body, which was carefully enshrouded within the folds on an Ensign to his last resting place. - Com. Adv. Nov. 25
      Ashtabula Sentinel
      December 2, 1845

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Reason: crewman killed
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 42.88645 Longitude: -78.87837
William R. McNeil
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Free Trader (Schooner), crewman killed, 21 Nov 1845