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Hunter (Schooner), overboard, 14 Aug 1821


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Obituary.
      It is with pecular pain that we record the death of Duncan Kerr, he was master of the Schr. Hunter (Oswego) and while entering the mouth of the St. Lawrence, on the evening of the 14th inst. he was unfortunately knocked overboard by the fore-boom and perished. The exertions of the crew to save him proved fruitless.
Capt. Kerr was a native of Scotland, about 24 years of age and had resided in this village about five years. His many amiable and good qualities had gained him the friendship of all who had tested his virtues, his modest and unassuming manners prevented his real worth being extensively known, but like the lonely flower of his native wilds which is..
      "doom'd to blush unseen
      "And waste its fragrance on a desert air,"
his real worth was only known to those who were intimately acuainted with him. The Oswego Lodge, of which he was a member, expressed their regret for his loss by wearing the usual badges of mourning and forming a procession, on Sunday last, in which they proceeded to the place of worship, where an appropriate sermon was delivered by the Rev. Mr. Williams. - He had no relative in this country to deplore his premature exit, yet his fate was not unlamented. -- Communicated.
      Oswego Palladium
      Friday, August 24, 1821




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Reason: overboard
Lives: 1
Date of Original:
1821
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McN.W.20779
Language of Item:
English
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.795555 Longitude: -77.905555
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Hunter (Schooner), overboard, 14 Aug 1821