The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
David A. Wells (Schooner), overboard, 2 Sep 1875

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      About 1:00 this P.M., as the schr. DAVID A. WELLS was being towed up the Milwaukee River by a tug, 2 sailors fell overboard at Broadway bridge. They had been out on the davits hoisting the boat, when the davit broke and both went down. One of the men was rescued, but the other sank, and his body was recovered 2 hours later by Officer Kennedy, who secured it almost as soon as he grappled for it. The sailor's names is given as William Graham, a Dane. he shipped on the schooner at Chicago last evening, and was a stranger to all on board. He was about 35 years of age. The body was taken to the morgue, where the Coroner will hold an inquest. - Mil. Wis., 31st.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      September 2, 1875 3-5

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  • Wisconsin, United States
    Latitude: 43.0389 Longitude: -87.90647
William R. McNeil
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David A. Wells (Schooner), overboard, 2 Sep 1875