The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Proctor (Propeller), overboard, 17 Oct 1860

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LOSS OF LIFE ON LAKE ONTARIO. - The Rochester Advertiser says: "On Wednesday morning last, when the north easter was prevailing, Capt. Nelligan of the propeller PROCTOR, was lost on Lake Ontario, by being washed overboard. The PROCTOR was on its way from Oswego to Hamilton, when the gale came on and swept her decks and took the captain off. Nothing could be done by the crew to save him, as it was dark, and the sea was running too high to permit the lowering of a boat. Captain Nelligan was a resident of Hamilton, and leaves a family there we believe. He was an old sailor, and a skillful one, and was generally esteemed by all who knew him.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Tuesday, October 23, 1860

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Reason: overboard
Lives: 1
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.795555 Longitude: -77.905555
William R. McNeil
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Proctor (Propeller), overboard, 17 Oct 1860