The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Sherman (Barge), overboard, 1 Aug 1871


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DROWNED. - A young German named Chas. Switzer was drowned from the barge SHERMAN on Lake Huron, a few days since, while off Southampton. Whilst walking on the railing he slipped and fell overboard, and although all efforts were made to rescue him they were of no avail, and he sank in about 50 fathoms of water. An ordinary life-preserver with a few feet of line would have saved this young man from his untimely end.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      August 9, 1871


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Reason: overboard
Lives: 1
Date of Original:
1871
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Local identifier:
McN.W.18676
Language of Item:
English
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.48339 Longitude: -81.38305
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Sherman (Barge), overboard, 1 Aug 1871