The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Columbia (Propeller), death, 31 Aug 1895

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      James Kelly, a sailor, 26 years old, whose home was at State Bridge, N. Y., met with an accident at the foot of Main Street last night at 6 o'clock that caused his death.
      Kelly was one of the crew of the steamer COLUMBIA. The boat, when she came into the harbor late in the afternoon, moored alongside another vessel, and it seems that Kelly in leaping from one to the other when they were coming together fell between.
      He was caught between the two boats and so badly crushed that there was no possible hope of his recovery. The unfortunate man was extricated from the position he was found in by those who ran to his aid and when the Fitch ambulance reached the dock he was placed in the wagon and removed to the hospital.
A hasty examination showed that his injuries were necessarily of a fatal nature. Two ribs were broken, the hips were crushed in and he exhibited symptoms of internal injuries.
      He lingered in an unconscious condition until death relieved his suffering at 11 o'clock.
      Buffalo Sunday Morning News
      Sunday, September 1, 1895

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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 42.88645 Longitude: -78.87837
William R. McNeil
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Columbia (Propeller), death, 31 Aug 1895