The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily Times (Oswego, NY), Saturday, Dec. 20, 1856

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Editor of the Oswego Times-

The statement in last evening's Times communicated by a "gentleman just from the place where the body of Capt. Hammond of the ill fated J. W. Brooks, was found," is erroneous in almost every particular. Instead of the body having been found on "Gallou Island" it was washed ashore Nov. 26th, on the "Real Ducks," and found by Mr. John Waters who resides there, but not lashed to any boat, as stated. Mr. Waters took possession of the watch, papers &c., found upon the person of Capt. H. and had the body interred. Being at Sackets Harbor on the 8th instant and learning the above facts, I immediately proceeded to the island disinterred the body and returned with it to Henderson. Having procured a metallic case, I placed the remains in the same; proceeded to Rome and forwarded it by Express to Cleveland, where his wife resides (and has for several years.,) Your conception of her feelings, when the mangled remains of her husband shall be exposed to her view, can but all short of the sad reality.

Collin Eaton
an employee of the Northern Transportation Company.
Oswego Dec. 19th,1856

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Daily Times (Oswego, NY), Saturday, Dec. 20, 1856