The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
John Breeden (Schooner), master overboard, 10 May 1872

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Capt. John Reid, master and half owner of the bark JOHN BREEDEN, was drowned from his vessel, lying in Buffalo River nearly opposite the foot of Commercial St., sometime during Wednesday night. He went on board about midnight and proceeded to his cabin. In the morning he was missing, a portion of his clothes remaining in the state room. Search was made, and at 11:00 in the forenoon the body of the captain was found in the river. Coroner Burke was notified and will hold an inquest today. The supposition is that Capt. Reid went on deck sometime before daylight, and accidently fell overboard. He belonged in Chicago, and had sailed the lakes and commanded vessels for many years. The body remains upon the BREEDEN awaiting the arrival of Mrs. Reid.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      May 10, 1872 2-5

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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 42.88645 Longitude: -78.87837
William R. McNeil
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John Breeden (Schooner), master overboard, 10 May 1872