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Robert Emmett (Schooner), U21142, overboard, 2 Jul 1859

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A SAILOR DROWNED. - Coroner Randall, was summoned to hold an inquest on Richard Watson, a hand on board the schooner ROBERT EMMET, Saturday afternoon. The man had been sent for a yawl, and in getting it around the stern of the vessel, it is supposed he accidentally fell out. He was heard to hallo and seen in the water going down, and a rope thrown to him; but he could not get it. No person could tell exactly how it occurred, as he was alone in the boat, and none of the hands were looking in the direction at the moment, though two or three saw hin just before the accident, sculling the boat.
      Watson had only shipped on the schooner three days before, and but little is known of him by those on board; though from some circumstances it is supposed he had lately been on a man-of-war. Who or where his friends are none know. Verdict accidental drowning.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Monday, July 4, 1859

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Reason: overboard
Lives: 1
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 42.88645 Longitude: -78.87837
William R. McNeil
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Robert Emmett (Schooner), U21142, overboard, 2 Jul 1859