The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Melancholy Accident
Wayne Sentinel (Palmyra, NY), 15 Jun 1825

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Melancholy Accident. - On Wednesday morning last, about 3 o'clock, a Miss Nancy Starkweather was suddenly killed by coming in contact with a canal bridge a few miles west of this town. She was on her way from the west on the canal to visit some connexions in Williamson, in this county, and had just left her berth for the purpose of preparing to land at this place, when she stepped from the cabin on to the bow-deck, and the fatal accident happened. Her head was mangled in a shocking manner.

Her remains were brought to this village, at about half-past 4, and left at Mr. Throop's tavern, where every necessary attention was paid, both by the master and hands of the boat, and by Mr. Throop and his family. The same day the corpse was conveyed to her friends, and on Thursday afternoon decently interred. Her age was about 24 years.

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15 Jun 1825
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 43.073145103064 Longitude: -77.3011779785156
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Melancholy Accident