The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
General Scott (Steamboat), overboard, 1 Apr 1841

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      Accident.-- On Tuesday night last, a fireman belonging to the GEN. SCOTT fell overboard near the foot of Washington Street, and was drowned. As the boat to which he was attached left port, and the body still unrecovered, we are unable to gether particulars.
      Detroit Daily Advertizer
      Apr 30, 1841 (Friday)

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BODY FOUND. - The body of a seaman belonging to the GEN. SCOTT, who was drowned some three weeks since, was found floating in the harbor this morning. His name is John Gold. The deceased was about 26 years of age, has parents and three brothers residing at Detroit. - Habist intemperate. The Coroner's verdict was in accordance with the above facts.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Tuesday, May 11, 1841 2 - 1

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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 42.88645 Longitude: -78.87837
William R. McNeil
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General Scott (Steamboat), overboard, 1 Apr 1841