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George D. Russell (Schooner), overboard, 1 Jul 1871

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Jno. Allen, a seaman on board of the schooner GEORGE D. RUSSEL, 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 schooners RUSSEL and SHERWOOD, were in tow of the W.T. GRAVES. The captain of the RUSSEL 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
      July 27, 1871

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.640833 Longitude: -81.768055
William R. McNeil
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George D. Russell (Schooner), overboard, 1 Jul 1871